“The freelance and gig economy was supposed to create a level playing field free from traditional biases and discrimination, but that’s not how things are playing out in reality.Recent studies have found that women Uber drivers earn 7% less than male drivers, while women freelancers charge lower rates, are more likely to get paid late, and are four and a half times less likely to be earning over $150,000.Women are still better off working in the freelance and gig economies than the traditional job market—where they earn only 79¢ for every dollar earned by a man (even less for women of color)—but the independent workforce is yet to prove itself gender neutral…”

Source: Why the gender wage gap is persistent for freelancers, too

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