A growing number of Americans are getting money from driving for car services like Uber or Lyft, working one-off jobs, delivering goods, selling products on websites like Etsy or eBay, renting space in their homes on websites like AirBnb or working as a freelance writer, designer or musician.
Today, almost a quarter of Americans earn money in the gig economy. Yet it's a group that's majority male, according to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
Let's find out why.
Are you a woman working in the gig economy and have a story to tell? Let us know.
What job do you do and how often? Has your gender influenced the work you chose or the work you get? How has your gender affected your experiences with one-off jobs? Do you think you're paid fairly for your services? Is this your primary income? Why did you choose to work a job in the gig economy? We want to hear your questions and stories. Drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.
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