Gig economy’s flexible hours unlikely to narrow gender pay gap2 min read . Updated: 30 Jun 2018, 02:39 PM IST
As the 'gig economy' grows and brings more flexibility in employment, a gender pay gap can persist even in the absence of discrimination
New Delhi: Male Uber drivers earn roughly 7% more per hour than women on average, shows a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper authored by Cody Cook, a researcher with Stanford University, and others. The paper, based on earnings data of more than a million Uber drivers in the US between 2015 and 2017, attributes half of the gender pay gap to men driving faster than women. Also, men tended to drive in more lucrative locations and did not shy away from plying in areas riddled with crime or drinking establishments.
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