Season 8, Episode 50

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A new study using data from Uber shows that experience on the platform is a big factor in driver earnings. It also shows that 65 percent of male drivers quit the platform after six months — versus 77 percent of females. (Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons)

The gig economy offers the ultimate flexibility to set your own hours. That’s why economists thought it would help eliminate the gender pay gap. A new study, using data from over a million Uber drivers, finds the story isn’t so simple.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap?” and “Why Uber Is an Economist’s Dream.”