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Re-distribution matters – Women's unpaid work and new household technologies

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17 January 2023
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New household technologies could help lift women’s care work burden, but studies also show: they seem to have been designed with male users in mind - © Adobe Stock/Petro

Unpaid care work still rests on the shoulders of women worldwide, while the achievements of digitalisation mainly benefit men. Yet household technologies could hold great potential for advancing gender equality. With the emphasis on could.

Irem Güney-Frahm

Irem Güney-Frahm studied in Istanbul, Bath and Berlin and has a disciplinary background in economics (Bachelor), European studies (Masters) and gender studies (PhD). Her work focuses on gender equality and globalization, international development, digitalization, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. As researcher and lecturer, Dr. Güney-Frahm has had stints at the Humboldt University Berlin, University of Edinburgh, University of St Gallen, ETH Zurich, Berlin School of Economics and Law, and Leuphana University Lüneburg. She also worked as researcher for the German Government's Third Gender Equality Report (2021). Irem Güney-Frahm is a Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse Global Fellow 2022 at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research.

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https://doi.org/10.57708/b145064716
Güney-Frahm, I. Re-distribution matters – Women's unpaid work and new household technologies. https://doi.org/10.57708/B145064716

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