A future of work, steered largely by technology, will likely have wide societal impact, determined by access to and distribution of technological gains. India is in a unique position where it has the largest young workforce in the world. This presents an opportunity to address existing social inequities and the condition of vulnerable groups. In looking at how women will fare in the future of work, a feminist perspective is helpful for investigating power structures and processes of marginalization that may impact vulnerable groups' access to the workforce and the working conditions they are exposed to.
Zothan Mawii, researcher at Tandem Research, outlines India’s unique position in the future of work:
This paper is part of the regional project "Women and the future of work in Asia". With insights from distinguished researchers in nine Asian countries, FES and its partners aim to further promote gender equality in the world of work, with emphasis on enhancing women’s participation in public and political life and promoting decent work for all along with gender-just and human-centric economic models.
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