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Working women more vulnerable to automation than men, says IMF Report

Research paper says 180 million jobs for women are at risk globally

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Women are at a higher risk of losing jobs to automation that their male counterparts as businesses worldwide move towards a technology-driven approach, said a recent research by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to the report, based on a staff discussion note (SDN) by the IMF, an estimated 26 million female jobs spanning across 30 countries (including 28 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, and Cyprus and Singapore) are at the risk of being displaced by technology, especially automation, over the next two decades.   Using ...