Driving Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success: The Impact of Ridehailing on Income and Employment

In many cities and towns throughout the United States, citizens with lower levels of education and skill confront challenges when seeking employment. The jobs best suited for their skills may be located in a different part of the metro area from their homes, and the existing public transportation system may not provide them with a practical way of interviewing for these jobs or commuting to them on a long-term basis. The rapid rise of ridehailing services, like Uber and Lyft, may provide a new opportunity to address these longstanding needs in a more cost-effective way. The public and private sectors may be able to share the costs of making the excess capacity in ridesharing systems available to disadvantaged citizens whose needs are not being served by the existing public transportation system. Such a creative partnership could connect the least advantaged citizens to new opportunities while also connecting employers and businesses to human resources in an increasingly tight labor market. To examine the effectiveness of this resource at expanding the mobility of citizens with special transportation needs, this study seeks to combine a large-scale field experiment with sophisticated data analysis to evaluate the impact of ridesharing on individual mobility and employment outcomes.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 23p

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  • Accession Number: 01767605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Created Date: Mar 12 2021 10:04AM