The purpose of this review is to explore the main subjects of academic and policy-related discussions concerning a gendered dimension related to technological change in the labour market and digital skills. Given the breadth and complexity of these topics, it only focuses on the main arguments and empirical results. The analysis of the role of ICT and automation in contemporary labour markets is extensive, yet this review shows that the gender aspects of such research deserve more attention.
Our partners from the University College Dublin, in collaboration with Michał Polakowski from the University of Economics and Human Sciences of Warsaw, have produced this insightful report on the changes within the work world, paying particular attention to how this new reality is affecting the gender dimension.
Specifically, technological change and the pandemic have sparked debates on the impact of automation on workers and the demand for digital skills. The EU has prioritized promoting digital skills, devoting resources to financing digital transformation. The pandemic has also impacted remote work, with non-gendered factors potentially hindering shifts. The EU’s policy response focuses on promoting digital skills and addressing challenges related to women’s presence in digital labor markets. The pandemic has highlighted the need for a more inclusive and flexible work environment.
Read the full report here!