The pandemic has made the difficulties experienced by women in the labour market extremely clear. The strength needed to cope with professional responsibilities in a situation of a heavy burden of parental and domestic duties is behind the choice of the term „titan of labour” as the title of this report. Indeed, our analysis shows that a titanic effort was required to deal with the challenges created by the pandemic.
The report focuses on an attempt to diagnose the situation of women in the face of the digital transformation of the labour market. Automation creates risks for many professions and has been pointed out as a cause of labour market polarisation: while those with digital competences will be able to find their way in the labour market of the future, those without them may fall into the trap of precarious work or struggle to find employment. The questions we ask in the report are to what extent are Polish women aware of the changes taking place? How ready are they to acquire new digital competences? Has the pandemic and the associated intensification of the digital industry affected women’s attitudes towards acquiring the competencies of the future?