Women in Healthcare: careers and access to positions of responsibility

Project leaders:
Inma Pastor
Inma Pastor; Montserrat Duch; Misericòrdia Carles; Rosa Aparicio; Catalina Jordi; Judith Astelarra; Ignasi Brunet; Ángel Belzunegui
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Funded by Instituto de la Mujer - Ministerio de la Igualdad

This projectaims to study the sector of helath,which in recentyearshas undergonea majorprocess offeminization.Whilewomenhave traditionallybeenpresent in theservices sector, until recentlythey hadinmostcategoriesbeinglessresponsibility,whilethe jobsof higherprofessional qualificationwascommon to findmen. In recent yearswe see a process offeminizationof themedical professionasthe number of womenstudyingthis professionand the number ofwomen whoexercise has grown.Westudy whetherthis process offeminizationisimplyinggreater accessofwomento positions ofresponsibility withininstitutionsthat providehealth servicesor, on thecontrary, womenremaina minorityinthese positions.

The objectivesof the study are to radiograph the situationof health workersin relation tothe gender variableand analyze thecausesof this situation.Causes which, underourassumptions,have to do withthe doubleworkloadof womenbut alsofactorsrelated to the exerciseof the medical profession.