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Working in apparel and footwear manufacturing: How does technological upgrading and automation affect women?

Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

The workforce in the clothing and footwear manufacturing sector is predominantly made up of female workers. These jobs are often underpaid, insecure and characterized by an uncertain future, in particular because of the risk of being replaced by automated equipment. New research examines the challenges women face in these jobs, and how technology affects them.