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47 Seton Hall L. Rev. 393 (2016-2017)
Platform Inequality: Gender in the Gig-Economy

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    Platform Inequality: Gender in the Gig-Economy


               Arianne  Renan Barilayj  & Anat  Ben-David'


     Americans   are  making  extra  money   renting  out a  spare room,
designing  websites, selling products  they design  themselves  at home,
or even  driving  their own  car.  This  'on  demand'   or  so-called 'gig
economy' is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing
innovation   but  it's also raising  hard   questions  about   workplace
protections  and what  a good job  will look like in the future.
     -Hillary Rodham   Clinton'

                                  ABSTRACT
     Laboring  in the new economy has recently drawn tremendous social, legal,
and  political debate. The changes  created by platform-facilitated labor are
considered fundamental  challenges to the future of work and are generating
contestation regarding the proper classification of laborers as employees or
independent  contractors. Yet, despite this growing debate, attention to gender
dimensions  of such laboring is currently lacking. This Article considers the
gendered promises and  challenges that are associated with platform-facilitated
labor, and provides an innovative empirical analysis of gender discrepancies in
such  labor; it conducts  a case study  of platform-facilitated labor using

* Assistant Professor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, the
Open  University of Israel.
We  are grateful to Einat Albin, Naomi Cahn, June Carbone, Jessica Clarke, Efrat
Daskal, Guy Davidov, Yossi Dahan, Debbie Dinner, Eldar Haber, Dafna Hacker, Yoram
Kalman, Laura Kessler, Shelly Kreiczer-Levy, Lilach Lurie, Faina Milman-Sivan, Sagit
Mor, Guy  Mundlak, Orna Rabinovich-Einy, Amnon Riechman, Noya Rimalt, Betsy
Rosenblatt, Sharon Shakargy, Adam Shinar, and Oren Soffer for helpful suggestions
and  valuable feedback, and to Niva Elkin-Koren for her generous support of this
research project. Thanks to Adam  Amram   for programming and  data analysis
assistance and to Ido Porat and Ofer Toledano for research assistance. Thanks to
Benjamin Heller, Beata Safari, Christopher Mazza and the editors of the SetonHallLaw
Review for wonderful editorial assistance. This research was supported by the I-CORE
Program  of  the Planning and  Budgeting Committee  and  The Israel Science
Foundation (1716/12).
      Christina Reynolds, Reality Check: Hillary Clinton and the Sharing Economy,
 HILLARYCLINTON.COM,
 https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/updates/2015/07/16/reality-check-
 sharing-economy (last visited Dec. 17, 2016).


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