Towards A Gender Equal Future of Work for Women: A Preliminary Case Study of Women in the Gig Economy in India During COVID-19
This policy paper represents an effort to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women platform workers in India, and makes the case for a stronger gender lens in discussions surrounding the future of work in the digital economy.
Covid19 had a devastating impact on platform workers and highlighted the precariousness of their work. However, little research has focused on the gendered experience of platform work in the southern context. This policy paper attempts to unpack the impact of Covid19 on women platform workers in India. It highlights the need for gender-disaggregated data on women’s experiences of the platform economy and the need for gender-focused policies to chart a course for a more gender-equal post Covid19 world of work.