Female perspective on the knowledge economy opportunities in the rural areas

The main objective of the project ‘Female perspectives on the opportunities for new work in rural areas (UUTTU)’ is to provide information on the framework conditions for new work and the knowledge economy (knowledge-intensive service activities) in rural areas from the perspective of women. The research theme of the project is gender segregation in education and working life, as well as examining the possibilities and means of new work in rural areas from the perspective of women. The main research question of the project is “Which factors promote or hinder new job opportunities in rural areas from female perspective?”

The project provides an overview of the current state of knowledge-intensive service activities in rural areas from female perspective, identifies factors that promote or hinder new job opportunities in rural areas from female perspective, and identifies and considers ways to promote new job opportunities in rural areas from female perspective.

The project is implemented by Consultancy for Regional Development MDI Public Oy. Emilia Kangas, D.Sc., participates as an expert in the project. The data collection methods of the study include the desk analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, thematic interviews, electronic survey, workshops and a case study. The project will run from May 2021 to June 2022.