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Kann die Digitalisierung zur Beseitigung die geschlechtsspezifische Arbeitsteilung auf dem Arbeitsmarkt beitragen?

Project Number

3593

Head of Project

Project Start

October 2018

End of Project

November 2019

Abstract

In the context of the debate on digitalisation, it is repeatedly claimed that new technological possibilities make it possible to break down the gender-specific division of the labour market, e.g. by enabling women to perform physically more difficult tasks by supporting digital assistance systems, to achieve a better reconciliation of family life and professional success, etc. However, a number of other social developments are taking place parallel to digitalisation: (demographic change, shortages of skilled workers in social occupations, girls achieving better school-leaving qualifications than boys, but in some STEM-occupations the proportion of women is not increasing). Against this background, we examine the question of what role digitisation plays in the gender-specific division of the labour market.
 

 

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