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Living and working in Spain

Eurofound provides research, data and analysis on a wide range of social and work-related topics. This information is largely comparative, but also offers country-specific information for each of the EU Member States. This page contains information, research and data for Spain.

Country profile

Working life in Spain - Highlights

The tumultuous political context in Spain during 2023 was a backdrop for significant developments in the fields of industrial relations and employment policy, albeit with a somewhat diminished regulatory impetus due to the focus on the electoral campaign.


Life satisfaction



Data source: 2016 EQLS survey

Ability to choose or change methods of work



Data source: 2015 EWCS survey

Possibility to accumulate overtime for days off



Data source: 2013 ECS survey

All surveys    

Eurofound strives to strengthen the ongoing link between its own work and national policy debates and priorities related to quality of life and work.



Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch database collects national level policy measures on various topics.

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Restructuring events in Spain

The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media and company websites in each EU Member State.


Correspondents in Spain

Correspondents report on topics related to developments in the country's working life and inform Eurofound’s pan-European comparative analysis. Read more

Consortium Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB-QUIT)Notus Investigación Social Aplicada, and IKEI Research & Consultancy


Eurofound Management Board members from Spain

Eurofound's Management Board is made up of representatives of the social partners and national governments of all Member States, European Commission representatives and an independent expert appointed by the European Parliament. Read more

Marina Griñón Montes Ministry of Labour and Social Economy

Celia Ferrero Romero Association of Self-Employed workers (ATA)

Antonio Miguel Luna Pavón General Union of Workers (UGT)


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