Collaborative economy affects gender equality

Dr Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella (pictured) from Leicester Law School has jointly authored a report to the European Commission on the potential impact of the collaborative economy on gender equality. 

The report highlights that gender equality concerns may arise in two specific areas, namely the service providers or the consumers. The study argues that the collaborative economy has the potential to affect the principle of gender equality in many respects, and as it continues to develop, these will become more apparent.

The study also argues that it is clearly time to acknowledge and regulate the potential impact that the collaborative economy may have on gender equality.