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Digitalisation: what impact on Gender Equality

Monika Queisser - Head of Social Policy Division, OECD

Monika Queisser will share the OECD’s key findings from its latest report on Digitalisation and Gender Equality:

– Enhanced work flexibility can ease women’s access to the labour market, but also raises concerns about job quality
– The rise of digitally mediated platforms may introduce more flexibility – and perhaps insecurity – in the labour market – but the verdict is still out and, to date, gender differences are small
– Occupation growth has favoured female, non-routine jobs but this may change with greater automation
– The job effects of digitalisation will depend crucially on skills
– How policy can help improve women’s labour market prospects in the future world of work