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VIDEO: Gender disparity in gig economy

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VIDEO: Gender disparity in gig economy

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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7385593?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:03:35 +0000 VIDEO: Gender disparity in gig economy VIDEO: Gender disparity in gig economy http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7385593?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WFMZ Allentown, PA discussion lately.. about the gender wage gap in workplaces... but.. a new study from stanford university says even women who work for themselves are making less than men. wfmz's justin backover is here to break it down. >>>justin backover: "wendy this new study looked at male a and female winning this new stu although there is little to no opportunity for gender naral and female mover drivers and although discri there is little to no opportunity for came out mak than men. and it's not just gender discrimination women still came out making economist than that and it's not just gooberthat s gender disparity to figure out drivers we spoke to an economist that specializes >> reporter: the gig economy is slowly taking over the workforce as a more flexible way to make money on your own terms. doctor susan averett studies economics at lafayette college" >> susan averett: "we think of the gig economy as jobs where you don't have a steady lon?term contract like so you're like working for yourself, setting your own hours." >> reporter: "but with all this personal control, why are women still making less money compared to men?" >> susan averett: "because we know that women are less likely to negotiate that you really could see a gender gap up. you know the women goes 'oh i got a contract that's great' and the man goes 'i got an offer so let me negotiate it before i take it." >> reporter: "on top of which, the strains of family placed on women in the house limit a woman's ability to work longer." >> susan averett: "when men take on more? they certainly have taken on more of the housework? but when they start really being equal in terms of child care and such and when firms start to recognize the need for flexibility we'll start to see the wage gap closing." >> reporter: "for women looking to maximize their pay working gi?jobs, dr. averett stresses thinking carefully about the type of work." >> susan averett: >>>justin backover: one of the big issues is that most women don't even know they're making on less. dr. averett says a willingness to negotiate is one





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