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Gender Research in Spanish Psychology, Part II: Progress and Complexities in the European Context


Extending the first Special Issue about gender research in the European country of Spain (Gartzia and Lopez-Zafra 2014), this Special Issue presents a new collection of original studies conducted in Spain that address some of the reasons for the maintenance of gender inequalities in this cultural context. Our approach is to capture the complexities that accompany changes toward gender equality in Spain as in other nations, whereby subtle forms of discrimination coexist with gender awareness-raising policies that ultimately allow for women’s steadily advancement. With the view of providing background about the situation of gender research in Europe, we offer a review of the evolution of gender research across several European nations.

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Gartzia, L., Lopez-Zafra, E. Gender Research in Spanish Psychology, Part II: Progress and Complexities in the European Context. Sex Roles 74, 97–106 (2016).

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