Coming Out – Spain report
This study seeks to identify gender stereotypes in the process of how young people choose their careers and subjects to study, as well as the guidance they receive to find employment. This research examines gender self-perception and the attribution of masculine or feminine characteristics to professions.
The objective is not to find objective gender barriers to educational or professional opportunities, but rather to examine the perceptions of young people in Spain. It also engages with adults who provide educational and professional guidance to young people in order to understand their perspectives regarding the young people they work with and to assess if in their capacity as guidance counsellors they also transmit gender stereotypes. Their opinions often highly impact the decisions taken by young people in choosing careers or how to approach searching for jobs.