Why male Uber drivers earn more than their female colleagues

Men rideshare drivers make more than their female counterparts.

The disparity between women and men’s pay doesn’t stop at the office or factory floor. Women UBER, +0.00% drivers earn 93 cents on the dollar compared to men, according to a recent study distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research. “The uniqueness of our data — knowing exactly the production and compensation functions — permits us to completely unpack the underlying determinants of the gender earnings gap,” the researchers wrote.

The gender gap is caused by long they’ve been driving, preferences over where/when to work and driving speed.

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