Unpacking the Gender Earnings Gap among Uber driver-partners

Source: Stanford University

  • There is a gender pay gap for Uber drivers, but it’s not attributable to discrimination.
  • ⅓ of the gap is due to experience. Men work more hours than women and gather more experience.
  • ½ of the gap is due to driving speed. Men drive 2.2% faster than women.
  • The rest of the gap is due to location. Men, on average, drive in locations with higher surge and lower wait times

Are women paid less than men for the same work?

Source: The Economist

  • Although the average woman’s salary in Britain is 29% lower than the average man’s, the gap is the result of differences in rank, compensation rates, and the nature of the job.
  • According to data for 8.7m employees worldwide, women in Britain make just 1% less than men who have the same function and level at the same employer. In most European countries, the discrepancy is similarly small.

Does Work Make Mothers Happy?

Source: Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences

  • Homemakers are generally happier than full-time workers. No significant differences between homemakers and part-time workers were found.
  •  Contrary to expectations, homemaking was positively associated with happiness particularly among mothers who left higher quality employment for childcare.