Chen Yuting

Gender perspectives on the future of work in China

A starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in China.

Women in Asia continue to experience massive structural disadvantages, from early childhood education through their retirement from work – if they wanted and were allowed to work – and into their older age. It is mainly women who are exploited as cheap labour in Asia’s export industries and low-skill sectors, especially agriculture, textiles and the footwear and electronic industries. They are paid subsistence wages and experience increasing precariousness of their working as well as living conditions.

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.

This study is part of the regional project “Women and the Future of Work in Asia” and assesses the present situation of women in the Chinese labour market and provides an outlook on China’s future industrial development and its prospective impact on women in the world of work.

Gender perspectives on the future of work in China

Chen, Yuting

Gender perspectives on the future of work in China

Shanghai, 2020

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