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Dave Bloke

Ueber pays women drivers less, shock

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Uber is discriminating against women drivers by paying them less.

https://www.recode.net/2018/2/6/16979370/female-uber-drivers-get-paid-less

Yes it turns out that female uber drivers earn less because

1. they don't drive as fast

2. they spend a lot of time nattering to other female drivers rather than running fares

3. they like to work comfortable hours in nicer areas of town

Hmmm in fact this might explain pretty much all the gender pay gap! Women privilege other things than money.

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3 minutes ago, davidg said:

Uber is discriminating against women drivers by paying them less.

https://www.recode.net/2018/2/6/16979370/female-uber-drivers-get-paid-less

Yes it turns out that female uber drivers earn less because

1. they don't drive as fast

2. they spend a lot of time nattering to other female drivers rather than running fares

3. they like to work comfortable hours in nicer areas of town

Hmmm in fact this might explain pretty much all the gender pay gap! Women privilege other things than money.

You have clearly not seen me in my 2lt twin turbo car. 

Bloody stereotyping in the article. 

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This is actually interesting research.

See, the Uber model is gender blind.  Any differential has to arrive because women are taking different compromises than men, including the factors mentioned (speed, experience, inconvenience).  There is no actual gender bias, either explicit or implicit.  I suppose that you could argue that things like 'inconvenient hours' payments are signs of an institutional bias (as more men can do them), but that in itself is only responding to market forces, which in turn are gender blind.

There is also the 'never spoken' factor -- that the pay gap they found is aggregate across the two genders; there is no consideration at all for the males that drive slowly, have no experience and can't have the inconvenient hours.  These guys appear to be irrelevant -- unlike the women they have only themselves to blame for their lower income, even if the reasons are exactly the same.

 

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