24 June 2020

Platform Economy

Webinar: Conversations with Women in the Gig Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and livelihoods worldwide. Among those affected are service providers and sellers that rely on digitally mediated platforms to connect them to consumers. But the pandemic's impact has, and will for some time to come, vary across different kinds of gig work. Social distancing norms, for instance, will have a greater impact on location-based gig work than cloud-based freelance work, or other forms of gig work that allow individuals to work from home. Against this backdrop of the differential impacts of COVID-19 on gig workers, how have and will women gig workers/sellers fare? This webinar will bring the voices of some women entrepreneurs that have leveraged platforms to build their livelihoods to the forefront.

by Aditi Surie, Funda Ustek-Spilda, Gillian Dowie, Himanshu Wardhan, Kriti Jindal, Sabina Dewan
Etsy India, Fairwork Foundation, Indian Institute For Human Settlements, International Development Research Centre, JustJobs Network
COVID-19, Digital Platforms, Gender Divide, Gig Economy, Women

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