Gender Wage Gap and Gender Care Gap
The main objective of the project is to analyse, both statistically and discursively, the gender wage gap and the relationship between the gender wage gap and the gender care gap in different types of welfare state models, namely the Mediterranean model (Spain), the Continental model (Germany) the Anglo-Saxon model (UK) and the Nordic model (Norway and Iceland). Both quantitative and qualitative data will be used. The quantitative analyses will be based on harmonized surveys such as the Wage Structure Survey, European Survey on Income and Living conditions and the Harmonized European Time use Survey, which can all be accessed from Eurostat. Qualitative individual and group interviews will be carried out among dual-earner couples and key informants in businesses, at workplaces and in unions in Spain, Norway and Iceland.
The main project team is made up of researchers from the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Valencia (Capitolina Díaz and Carles Simó as co-directors, Andrea Hernandez, T. Aguado Empar), who collaborate with two small teams of the department of Applied Economic and the department of Economic Analysis (Josep Banyuls, Josep Vicent Pitxer, Ernest Cano, Salvador Mendez, Marcela JABBAZ, M. Luisa Molto, Nevis Economy Lazarus, Rosario Sanchez) from the same university. The Icelandic and Norwegian teams are led by Professor Gudbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir, University of Iceland, and senior researcher Ragni Hege Kitterød, Institute for Social Research.