Is there gender discrimination in the marketplace of short-time rental?: the case of Xiaozhu.com
Xinting Bian, Hongcheng Wang
Available Online October 2017.
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- P2P; Short-time house rental; Price; Gender discrimination; Xiaozhu.com
- In the past few years, the model of P2P was introduced to the area of short-time house rental. Online marketplaces often contain information about products and the people who sell the products. In this paper, we test for gender discrimination against landlords in the online rental marketplace Xiaozhu.com. According to our research, landladies charge approximately 10.47% more than landlords for the equivalent rental. These effects are robust when all information visible in the Xiaozhu marketplace is controlled. These findings highlight the popularity of discrimination in online marketplaces, suggesting an unintended consequence of a seemingly-routine mechanism for building trust.
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TY - CONF AU - Xinting Bian AU - Hongcheng Wang PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Is there gender discrimination in the marketplace of short-time rental?: the case of Xiaozhu.com BT - Second International Conference On Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 500 EP - 506 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-17.2017.67 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-17.2017.67 ID - Bian2017/10 ER -