Earlier this year, researchers at Stanford and working with Uber released an interesting study about driver earnings, driver retention, and the wage gap between male and female drivers. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea breaks down the study for us and explains some of its conclusions. Let us know what you think about the survey’s conclusions in the comments below.
Researchers from Uber and Stanford recently released a study showing that women make 7% less per hour than men as drivers on the Uber platform. They also explained the reasons why there’s a difference.
But in addition to the gender wage gap, this study actually revealed A TON of data about driving for Uber between 2015 and 2017. This study revealed hourly pay for drivers, how many drivers there are, how driving experience affects hourly pay, and that about 70% of drivers stop driving within 6 months.
You see, getting to the conclusion of why women earned 7% less per hour than men required the economists to unpack a lot of other data about driving. I’ll outline some of the most interesting data points below.