Worker differentiation is evolving in the on-demand economy. This India report shows that more experienced/highly skilled work is rewarded with a substantially higher pay. At the same time, the exploitation of women, who make half as much as men in the same jobs, is running unchecked. Companies need to fix this or it will be corrected by regulation.
“Three-fourths of projects were part-time in nature and 60 per cent had a remote and work-from-anywhere component indicating that organisations are getting more comfortable in bringing them on-board freelancers for short duration, tight delivery projects,” the report said…. Gender pay gap is evident even in project work, with women consultants paid 45-50 per cent less than male counterparts at senior levels.