Food delivery workers in Mexico City: a gender perspective on the gig economy
This article analyses the working conditions of women on food delivery digital platforms given that women’s experiences and gender inequality in this sector has been under-explored. Drawing on original survey and interview data on platform-based food delivery workers, we deploy an intersectional lens to explore the ways in which women, especially mothers and other caregivers, experience working in food delivery. Likewise, we analyse inequalities in opportunities and working conditions, and experiences between women and men delivery workers, focusing on income, motivations to join the sector, work environment, and occupational risks. The article finally concludes by providing some recommendations to policymakers to address and guarantee decent working conditions to workers in these new forms of employment.
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