Global Gender Gap and the impact of AI on the women’s labour market
More working-age women (aged 25 to 54) are now employed in the US than ever before. According to economists at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., however, these successes of women in the labour market may be offset by AI, and according to a study by the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, 79% of women’s jobs may disappear and be subjected to automation. A more significant percentage of working women are in white-collar jobs, while for men, about half work in white-collar jobs and half are manual workers.
According to the “Global Gender Gap Report 2023” of the World Economic Forum, women will not achieve equality with men for the next 131 years. The gender gap – a measure of equality in economic, political, health and education – has narrowed by just 0.3% compared to 2022. Countries with the highest levels of gender equality are Iceland, Norway, Finland, New Zealand Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Nicaragua, Namibia, Lithuania and Belgium. Poland was ranked 60th among 149 countries.
In Thailand’s May elections, the progressive Move Forward party won the most seats in parliament, and its politicians have made gender equality a key topic of conversation. As a result of the elections, 96 women (19% of the seats), politicians of the new generation, were elected to the lower house of parliament. Meanwhile, women persecuted in Afghanistan, who managed to escape to Indonesia, find their role and vocation – they work as directors and teachers in educational centres for refugees there.