There was recently a really big and fascinating about the gender pay gap using Uber drivers. Since you have no idea of the gender of your driver when you request a ride, this presents a really interesting area to look at gender differences. Freakonomics did a terrific podcast on the topic, which is well worth your time if you are interested in the issue.
And here’s Drum’s summary and take on the findings:
A new paper with access to Uber’s massive database of driver records concludes that female drivers earn 7 percent less than male drivers. Why? Mostly because women drive more slowly than men.
There are a couple of other factors as well that are tied to experience, and that’s interesting enough by itself. But the authors call their result “surprising,” and I think that’s the wrong conclusion. The proper conclusion is that in a job that pays via…
View original post 729 more words