Automation Will Put Double The Number Of Women Out of Work Than Men

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The newly released results of a research study conducted by the Institute For Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) have uncovered an adverse scenario, which faces American women in the workforce as automation becomes more prevalent.

The retail industry provides a good paradigm of how women will be negatively affected as corporations are leaning toward eliminating cashier positions by using automatic machines instead. “For example, 97% of cashiers are expected to lose their jobs in the coming years to automation,” wrote Kate Taylor, a reporter for the Business Insider.

As of 2016, 73% of cashiers [were] women,” she also wrote.

This means that with time, much more women than men will lose jobs due to the fact that companies are looking to overhaul their daily operations by using automated mechanisms as opposed to relying on human labor. The race-based realities of this change are also outlined in the ISEA’s report.

A portion of the ISEA’s report with these published study findings reads as follows:

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