Automation, teen pregnancies affect women’s lifelong earning potential

Automation, teen pregnancies affect women's lifelong earning potential

The automation of work and early pregnancy are most likely to impact a woman’s lifetime earning potential, according to recent reports on women’s health and welfare. Rising economies in Asia could be most affected. Indien Frau mit Baby arbeitet in einer Spinnerei (Imago/Robertharding) Delegates at the recently concluded Women Deliver Conference, the world’s largest gathering for gender equality, concluded that teen pregnancies and automation of work processes were two major reasons why women would earn much lesser than their educated or male counterparts throughout their lives.

The McKinsey Global Institute, which presented a study at the conference, analyzed job patterns […]

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