Nielsen has just presented the study 'The woman of tomorrow', in which they have analyzed how stress affects women in 21 countries. The results show that the lack of time is the element that most stresses the women. In fact, up to 66% of Spanish women (the highest percentage of all developed countries) feel pressured and stressed by the shortage of time. However, the study reveals that women have progressed in terms of equality with men, have greater decision-making power over expenditures and advance in the labor field and in politics.

According to this company, the French (65 percent) and the Italian (64 percent) occupy the second and third place among the women who are more stressed. But far from what we might think, hurries and burdens are not exclusive of the most advanced societies: the study indicates that this stress is even more appreciable in countries with fewer economic resources than in developed ones, and points out that the main cause of This situation is the imperative to reconcile family and professional life.

Up to 66 percent of Spanish women feel pressured and stressed by the shortage of time

One of the issues that leads to higher levels of stress among women in less developed countries is related to the family economy, that is, after covering the essential needs, there is barely any money left to dedicate to themselves or to use it. on a vacation, for example. Those of India (81%), Mexico (74%) and Russia (69%) are among the women interviewed from emerging countries who admit being more stressed because they do not have enough time.

A more egalitarian future?

Although steps have been taken on the road to gender equality, there are still things to be done. Thus, about 80% of Spanish women who participated in the survey think that men and women are equally qualified to develop a work activity, take care of children, improve their education, participate in politics, increase their salary, occupy a headquarter or Make the decision to buy something.

In addition, women from 21 countries believe that they have more opportunities than their mothers did, and believe that their daughters will enjoy the same opportunities that they have had. The study also reveals that almost 80% of women residing in developed countries believe that the role of women will change and most of these (90%) think that this change will be better.

Susan Whiting, vice president of Nielsen, says that throughout the world, women are improving their educational and work levels, and contribute more and more to family income. With the increase in their purchasing power, women have gained greater influence over decisions made within the family. However, the negative part of the equation is that these developments also mean an increase in your stress levels.


Are you Stressed? (November 2019).