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dc.contributor.authorSilva, Nedha de
dc.contributor.editorSatija, Shivani
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-20T12:11:56Z
dc.date.available2022-12-20T12:11:56Z
dc.date.issued2022-12-07
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2022.2131259
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621464
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Globally, women have been disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the impact has varied between groups of women, women in the informal sector, mainly those managing micro- and small-scale businesses, have been severely affected. Drawing on the case of urban Sri Lanka, this paper explores the challenges that women owners of micro- and small-scale businesses faced during the pandemic and how they leveraged digital technologies to overcome these challenges. The paper adopts a feminist intersectional lens, which examines the everyday experiences of women in gendered economies through semi-structured interviews conducted in three phases during the pandemic. The first section of the paper details the challenges that women faced during the pandemic, including issues of mobility, competing care responsibilities, lack of institutional support, financial security, and health. The second section discusses how women used digital tools such as social media to overcome these challenges. The paper argues that although digital tools were initially used in response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, they have been permanently incorporated into everyday entrepreneurial practices of women.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent19en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam KEDVen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Indiaen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Colombiaen_US
dc.publisherOxfam South Africaen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Mexicoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Brazilen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/navigating-the-digital-informal-economy-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-vignettes-621464
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titleNavigating the digital informal economy during the COVID-19 pandemic: vignettes of Sri Lankan micro- and small-scale entrepreneursen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySri Lankaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen-led enterprisesen_US
oxfam.subject.keyworddigitalisationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordinformal economyen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordcareen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordeveryday lifeen_US
prism.issuenameWomen, work, and the digital economyen_US
prism.number3en_US
prism.volume30en_US


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