Bias in, bias out : gender and work in the platform economy

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dc.contributor.author Athreya, Bama
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-29T06:36:32Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-29T06:36:32Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/60354
dc.description This paper was commissioned by IDRC as part of the Women, Work, and the Gig Economy (WWGE) initiative. WWGE is a consortium of researchers and research institutions across Asia working in collaboration with policymakers, online enterprises, and workers to study how digital platforms can enhance women’s economic empowerment and build gender-inclusive labour markets in the Global South. The intention of this paper is to inform potential future research and policy agendas in a rapidly digitizing global economy. en
dc.description French version available in IDRC Digital Library: Partialité et impartialité : Genre et travail dans l'économie des plateformes en
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on historically rooted gender divisions of labour that are replicated and even amplified in the digital economy, and particularly work in platform-mediated/online and virtual spaces. It highlights historical parallels to previous technological shifts, as well as the interplay between these shifts and existing gender norms, and structural bias in labour markets. It also highlights the dangers of algorithmic bias, which may exacerbate and disguise gender discrimination. Without scrutiny of the complex interrelationship between technology and culture, the introduction of new technologies will not correct longstanding power imbalances. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/60361
dc.subject DIGITAL ECONOMY en
dc.subject PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT en
dc.subject BIAS en
dc.subject WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT en
dc.subject LABOUR MARKETS en
dc.subject MACHINE LEARNING en
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY POLICY en
dc.subject E-COMMERCE en
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT CREATION en
dc.subject GENDER DISCRIMINATION en
dc.subject INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject SOUTH ASIA en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.title Bias in, bias out : gender and work in the platform economy en
dc.type Working Paper en
idrc.project.number 109473
idrc.project.componentnumber 109473001
idrc.project.title Employment and Growth Program Development Support 2020-2021 en
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource IDRC is copyright holder en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC36-1643402171-300882


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