appicons_programming
Description

Authors:

  • Leib Litman, TurkPrime
  • Jonathan Robinson, Lander College
  • Lisa Bates, Mailman Institute of Public Health, Columbia Univ.
  • Zohn Rozen, Mailman Institute of Public Health, Columbia Univ.
We examine for the first time whether the gender wage gap emerges on anonymous labor markets in which workers self-select into tasks. Data from over 150,000 unique Mechanical Turk workers who completed over 6 million HITs reveals a gender wage gap that persists across all ages, racial groups, and education levels. On average, tasks completed by women pay 6% less compared to tasks completed by men.