Lidia Arroyo has attended the Workshop ‘Employment policies and time: A gender perspective’, which took place at University Rovira i Virgili on 19 May 2017. The Workshop was part of the project GENCPOLIS Network, and was co-organized by the Inter-University Women and Gender Studies Institute (IIEDG) together with the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) and the research groups History of Work (UB), Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work (UAB) and the Social & Business Research Laboratory (URV).

Arroyo presented her research on women’s digital skills and their implications for the labour market and the distribution of time work. Based on a qualitative study on female adults who have participated in digital inclusion courses during the last 10 years, Arroyo’s findings show that acquiring digital skills does not imply a better position for women in the labour market. However, many women report that they have gained greater confidence in their personal and professional capacities.

With regard to working time, these women do not perceive changes in their daily practices or in the redistribution of domestic and care responsibilities, but there are changes in the perceptions and assessment of their own time.

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