José Luis Martínez

Postdoctoral Researcher at GenTIC from 2015 to 2018


José-Luis Martínez-Cantos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied, Public, and Policy Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Applied Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the GenTIC group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) of the UOC from 2015 to 2018. He developed his doctoral studies in the Department of Applied Economics V at Complutense, under the supervision of Cecilia Castaño, and at the Department of IT at the Copenhagen Business School.

He has authored a dozen articles published in indexed journals and has contributed to at least another ten academic books and chapters. Additionally, he has participated in several research projects and social policy evaluations at both national and international levels. Among them, his direction of the study “Nuestras Vidas Digitales” [Our Digital Lives] stands out, commissioned by the Spanish Institute of Women and the Spanish National Observatory of Telecommunications and the Information Society.

His research primarily focuses on gender gaps in relation to digital technologies. Also, it addresses intersectional inequalities in the labour market, educational trajectories, and scientific careers.



ORCID: 0000-0001-8935-3993
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Selected publications

Sáinz, M., Martínez-Cantos, J. L., & Meneses, J. (2020). Gendered patterns of coping responses with academic sexism in a group of Spanish secondary students (Diferencias de género en las respuestas de afrontamiento del sexismo académico en un grupo de estudiantes españoles de secundaria)International Journal of Social Psychology. doi:10.1080/02134748.2020.1721049 

Sáinz, M., Fàbregues, S., Rodó-de-Zárate, M., Martínez-Cantos, J.L., Arroyo, L., Romano, M.J. (2018). Gendered Motivations to Pursue Male-Dominated STEM Careers Among Spanish Young People. A Qualitative Study. Journal of Career Development. First Published September 24, 2018.

Sáinz, M. & Martínez-Cantos, J.L. (2017). Desigualdades de género en la percepción social de la ciencia y la tecnología en función de la edad y el nivel educativo. In: Josep Lobera, J. (Ed.) Percepción social de la ciencia 2016 (pp. 235-276). Madrid: FECYT.

Castaño, C., Vázquez-Cupeiro, S. & Martínez-Cantos, JL (2017). Gendered management in Spanish universities: functional segregation among vice-rectors, Gender and Education DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2017.1410109

Martínez-Cantos, J.L., & Castaño, Cecilia (2017). La brecha digital de género y la escasez de mujeres en las profesiones TIC. Las desigualdades digitales. Los límites de la Sociedad Red 25, 49-65.

Martínez-Cantos, J.L. (2017). Digital skills gaps: A pending subject for gender digital inclusion in the European Union. European Journal of Communication.

Sáinz, M., Castaño, C., Meneses, J., Fàbregues, S., Müller, J., Rodó , M., Martínez, J., Romano, M., Arroyo, L., Garrido, N. (2017). Se buscan ingenieras, físicas y tecnólogas. ¿Por qué no hay más mujeres STEM?Barcelona: Editorial Ariel. ISBN. 978-84-08-17732-6

Castaño, C., Martín, J. & Martínez-Cantos, J.L. (2015). La Economía Digital. In Torres, C. (ed.) España 2015. Situación social. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas.

Martín, J., & Martínez-Cantos, J.L. (2015). El poder económico y empresarial de las mujeres durante la crisis. In Castaño, C. (ed.) Las mujeres en la Gran Recesión. pp. 239 – 269. Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra

Martínez-Cantos, J.L. (2013). Habilidades digitales y brecha de género en Europa (2007-2011). Revista de Estudios Empresariales. Segunda época. 2, pp. 4 – 28

Martín, J., & Martínez-Cantos, J.L. (2012). The digital divide from a gender perspective in Europe: measuring with composite indicators. International Journal of Society Systems Science. 4, pp. 107 – 128

Castaño, C., Martín, J., & Martínez-Cantos, J.L. (2011). La brecha digital de género en España y Europa: medición con indicadores compuestos. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas. 136, pp. 127 – 140

Castaño, C., Martín, J., Vázquez, S., & Martínez-Cantos, J.L. (2010). Female executives and the glass ceiling in Spain. International Labour Review. 149 (3), pp. 343 – 360



Selected research projects

The gender digital divide in Spain: multi-level analysis (Spain, Europe, Autonomous Communities). Spanish Women’s Institute. Principal Researcher: Cecilia Castaño. Start date: 01/10/2011 – End date: 31/12/2011

Women’s participation in decision making at the Spanish enterprises. Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. Principal Researcher: Cecilia Castaño. Start date: 01/01/2007 – End date: 01/01/2009

Information Society in equality and for equality. Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. Principal Researcher: Cecilia Castaño. Start date: 01/01/2007 – End date: 31/12/2008

e-equality – Centre for the development of the Information Society with and for women. Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. Principal Researcher: Cecilia Castaño. Start date: 01/01/2007 – End date: 31/12/2008

Study about the rural women in Castilla-La Mancha. EQUAL ACTIVA Programm, European Union. Principal Researcher: Mª José Aguilar Idáñez. Start date: 19/10/2006 – End date: 19/10/2007


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