Women in ICT: Opportunities for Their Inclusion in an International Labor Market

Abstract : ICT is a key sector for developing contemporary economies and it entails an opportunity for increasing the employment rates internationally. Women were traditionally underrepresented; therefore, we need to reinforce their role in the international labor market. Before the implementation of positive actions, we need to know what is the situation and experiences of women in ICT workplaces. Through the Spanish Labor Force Survey we analyze the evolution of women. Despite the economic crisis, data shows that women have as good job prospects as men in the ICT labor market. However, women present higher levels of qualifications than men in the same category which may be interpreted as a sign of gender discrimination. Significantly, women display more critical opinions regarding the average work week.
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Ana González, Beatriz Revelles, Elisabet Almeda, Núria Vergés Bosch, José García. Women in ICT: Opportunities for Their Inclusion in an International Labor Market. 6th IFIP World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR), Sep 2016, San José, Costa Rica. pp.171-177, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-44447-5_16⟩. ⟨hal-01429745⟩

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