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dc.contributor.authorAnwar, Mohammad Amir
dc.contributor.editorSatija, Shivani
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-20T12:14:28Z
dc.date.available2022-12-20T12:14:28Z
dc.date.issued2022-12-07
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2022.2121059
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621469
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Paid work and gender equality are key elements of international development discourse on women&#8217;s economic empowerment. New digital technologies are considered to generate paid work opportunities for the marginalised groups in Africa, particularly women. The rise of the platform economy (work digitally mediated via platforms), for example, is framed as a panacea to poverty and informality among women. Yet the evidence remains anecdotal so far. Drawing on the author&#8217;s empirical research conducted between 2015 and 2021 on two kinds of digital labour (remote and place-based work) in Africa, the paper examines the job-quality outcomes among women gig workers in five African countries. The paper highlights new gender-based inequalities on platforms and the ways in which women cope with such outcomes. In particular, it outlines economic insecurities, discrimination at work, high work intensity and adverse physical and psychological impacts among women workers on platforms. It advances the cause for women&#8217;s labour rights and offers policy recommendations for a gender-equitable platform economy.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent18en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam KEDVen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Indiaen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Mexicoen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Colombiaen_US
dc.publisherOxfam South Africaen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisherOxfam Brazilen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/platforms-of-inequality-gender-dynamics-of-digital-labour-in-africa-621469
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titlePlatforms of inequality: gender dynamics of digital labour in Africaen_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.countryGhanaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryKenyaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryNigeriaen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySouth Africaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryUgandaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordPlatformsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordgig economyen_US
oxfam.subject.keyworddigital labouren_US
oxfam.subject.keywordUpworken_US
oxfam.subject.keywordUberen_US
prism.issuenameWomen, work, and the digital economyen_US
prism.number3en_US
prism.volume30en_US


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