Gender equality prospects in labour markets transformed by artificial intelligence and platform work
The principal objective of the study is to deepen the understanding of opportunities and challenges for gender equality in labour markets transformed by Al and platform work. The work to achieve this end is structured around four different work packages (WPs):
- WP1: Analysis of Al-related transformation of the labour market, employment relationships, working conditions, work organisation and content from a gender perspective. WP1 is based on the analysis of secondary data sources. We assess the relevant EU policy context, conduct desk research and literature review of the existing body of knowledge, and analyse existing statistical evidence (i.e. microdata of relevant EU-level surveys using descriptive statistics and jobs-matrix approach to analysing structural shifts in employment).
- WP2: Primary data collection and analysis of working conditions and work patterns of women and men engaged in platform work from a gender perspective. Under WP2, we carry out an online panel survey in 10 selected EU Member States with a total sample size of 20,000 respondents
- WP3: Analysis of EU and national legal and policy measures aimed at regulating platform work (including an overview of key regulatory challenges) and their implications for gender equality. The analysis of this work package is based on the EU-wide literature review and desk research and in-depth country cases in 10 selected EU Member States, including interviews with relevant stakeholders conducted by national researchers.
- WP4: Drafting a final synthesis report answering all research questions. It encompasses three key activities: synthesis analysis, drafting a synthesis report and providing a discussion paper for EIGE’s experts' meeting.
The study falls within the scope of EIGE's mandate to provide technical support to the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as part of the ongoing follow-up of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU. Its results, including policy recommendations, will serve as a basis for EIGE's report the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second semester of 2021.