The Robots Are Coming for Our Jobs

In The News

by Michelle Chen

Technological advancement may also spell trouble for many working women. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) recently analyzed the jobs where technological disruption might compound the effects of gender segregation. It found that women are disproportionately employed in professions that are “most threatened by technological change” (those where people have 90 percent or higher likelihood of being replaced by technology)—jobs like bookkeeping and secretarial work. Across the workforce, women make up less than half the workforce but nearly six in 10 of those at highest risk of technological displacement, and Latinx women are the most at-risk group.

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