Moving the Needle
Inequality in the Gig Economy
Gig economy jobs have soared in recent years, but as the consumer receives a quick service or a same-day delivery product, what are the workers getting? When this type of work, including ride-hailing services and ice cream delivery came along, some thought women would benefit greatly. But data shows that this hasn't occurred yet, as inequality is a growing component of the global workforce. There has been an "Uberization" of what the gig economy is today, and those jobs are mainly done by men which has left the discussion about women in this sector primarily on the side. Professor Julia Ticona joined host Dan Loney in the Knowledge@Wharton Business Radio studio to discuss her research into the inequalities of the gig economy.