Rise of the robots might hit women hardest, economists say

EDF Energy Many futurists and economists predict automation, robots, and artificial intelligence will take human jobs. It might not happen, of course, but if it does women will lose more jobs than men, a report has claimed.  The World Economic Forum (WEF), which has its annual meeting in Davos this week, warned of a “widening of the employment gender gap” as the job market evolves. The report says that by 2020, 2.45 millions jobs will be lost by women and 2.65 million will be lost by men — as women make up a smaller percentage of the workforce the real term losses for women will be greater.  “It indicates widening gender gaps in the workforce, as women make up a smaller share of the overall labour force,” the report says. This…


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