I know this is kinda late, and the story has become boring (but the issue isn’t).
So a few weeks ago, a few researchers made a study on how women were paid in the gig economy. In this case, Uber.
Spoiler: Men earned more than women, because they drive faster, they target trips, and more experienced from the women.
The whole paper is quite interesting actually. How uber pay their drivers is already based on a gender-blind algorithm. So there can’t be any discrimination based on gender from this point.
What they found was, men not only drive faster, but they also drive further, and they target trips (targeting, such as targeting trips going/leaving the airport, since the pay is more attractive). Also, men drive more during nightime (after hours, possibly due to safety reasons).
They found out (they didn’t say this in the paper, but based on their interview with Freakonomics), the only period of time where women drive more than men, is during Sunday afternoon (their hypothesis: men watch NFL football during this time period)
So beyond this point, is it fair to say that the access for women to enter employment is no longer an issue. But, the problem comes from once women are already employed? For example: family commitment?
I am really interested on the demographic of the women in their sampling.