Platform work and gender inequalities – Case study from India
Over the past decade, the world has witnessed a rise in platforms and the growing platformization of work. Many of the new forms of work are being generated in the gig economy. These trends are also pervasive in India. While these developments have resulted in increased access to work for women, they are also characterized by higher levels of uncertainty and lesser incentives for skills- and capacity-building, among other challenges. What lessons can be learned from India regarding the creation of more equitable access to jobs in the digital economy? What are some of the policy considerations to overcome these challenges? This episode responds to these core questions.
The future of work podcast series was created on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
President and Executive Director of the JustJobs Network
Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in India, and lead researcher of GIZ project on the Digital Future of Work in India