STEG Project Policy Brief Research Theme 2: Labour, Home Production, and Structural Transformation at the Level of the Household, Cross-Cutting Issue 1: Gender

Unlocking the Digital Gender Gap for Structural Transformation: Case of India, Kenya and South Africa

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Like economic growth, structural change is not an automatic process, as it needs a nudge in the appropriate direction. As India, Kenya and South Africa make an unconventional transition towards high-productive business services, the labour market friction of digital gender gap acts as a constraint to the mobility of female workforce towards these services. Considering that digital technologies represent a potential opportunity to overturn the many challenges of gender inequalities, this specific friction can be integrated into the existing theories of FLFP and structural transformation for serious policy analysis and evaluation of gains at the aggregate level.

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