Proceedings of the Second International Conference On Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2017)

Is there gender discrimination in the marketplace of short-time rental?: the case of Xiaozhu.com

Authors
Xinting Bian, Hongcheng Wang
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Xinting Bian
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-17.2017.67How to use a DOI?
Keywords
P2P; Short-time house rental; Price; Gender discrimination; Xiaozhu.com
Abstract
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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Proceedings
Second International Conference On Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-423-1
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-17.2017.67How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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