Examine the role of the ‘Gig Economy’ in the process of empowerment of women in India. (150 words) [2021]

The gig economy has played a significant role in empowering women in India by providing them with flexible and convenient work opportunities, increasing their visibility and recognition, and reducing the gender pay gap.

Many women in India face barriers to employment due to cultural and societal norms, as well as lack of access to education and training. The gig economy has helped to overcome these barriers by providing women with the opportunity to work from home or in flexible settings, on their own terms.

Many gig economy platforms provide ratings and reviews systems that enable women to showcase their skills and build a reputation, which can help to increase their confidence and give them a sense of agency and control over their work.

In addition, the gig economy has helped to provide women with access to higher paying, higher skilled work, such as consulting, design, and marketing, which can be more lucrative than traditional employment opportunities.

Overall, the gig economy has played a positive role in empowering women in India.

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