Is There a Gender Wage Gap in Online Labour Markets? Evidence from Over 250,000 Projects and 2.5 Million Wage Bill Proposals
Estrella Gomez Herrera () and
Frank Mueller-Langer ()
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Estrella Gomez Herrera: European Commission â€“ JRC, https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en
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No 2019-01, JRC Working Papers on Digital Economy from Joint Research Centre (Seville site)
We explore whether there is a gender wage gap in one of the largest EU online labor markets. We provide empirical evidence for a statistically significant 4% gender wage gap among workers. We also find that female workers propose lower wage bills and are more likely to win the competition for contracts. Once we include workersâ€™ wage bill proposals in the regressions, the gender wage gap virtually disappears, i.e., it is statistically insignificant and very small in magnitude (0.3%). Our results also suggest that female workersâ€™ higher winning probabilities associated with lower wage bill proposals lead to higher expected revenues.
Keywords: Gender wage gap; online labor markets; digitally performable projects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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