Hazal Halistoprak

Sociology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Brief description of the doctoral project

Digitalization has been continuously changing the composition of the job-tasks and increasing the demand for professionals of Information Communication Technologies (ICT)-related jobs.On the one hand, decrease in the physical intensity of job-task fulfilment processes and wide change in the organization of workplace that stems from digitalization may lead to newly emerging opportunities in the labor market for women. On the other hand, interplaying with already existing gender beliefs and stereotypes, it may result in a greater extent of gender inequality and discrimination.Using mainly experimental methods, I examine gender disparities in employers’ evaluations as well as employees’ self-assessments of ICT skills to explore both demand and supply-side dynamics of access to the ICT jobs.