One of the main features of inequality between men and women is the greater economic vulnerability of the latter.
The situation in Spain
The prevalence of mental health problems (depression and anxiety) is double among women than among men. They also suffer a greater overburden in housing costs. In contrast, early school leaving is higher among men than among women.
The situation in Europe
In Spain and Europe alike, the percentage of women with deficient salaries is higher than that of men. In Spain, furthermore, the salary gender gap is greater than the European average.
Spain is one of the countries whose action plans and strategies in gender equality include all those points proposed by the European Union in its Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019.