Children’s toys, pet supplies and accessories were the only categories where women earned slightly more than men.e Bay does not explicitly state the gender of its users but the same study has demonstrated that users were quick to identify the sex of the sellers through usernames or items that were on offer.The Future of Britain study, released earlier this week, says that the real “squeezed middle” is not a class issue, but those of us aged between 35 and 54. Even more worrying is that women are not only feeling pessimistic about our own personal finances and the wider economy – but that we have also been hit hardest by the current financial squeeze, so says the study.
Women selling gift vouchers were paid 6.8 per cent less, on average, than male sellers did for the same gift cards.
There is a way to make more money if you are a female seller on e Bay: pretend to be a man.
Women received less money than men for selling the very same product on e Bay, according to a study of more than 1 million auctions from 2009 to 2012. Tamar Kricheli-Katz, a sociologist and legal scholar from Tel Aviv University, and Tali Regev, an economist from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, found that when the seller of popular items identified as female, the auction got fewer bids and a lower final price.
"We are confident we can still raise a decent amount of money and will announce the winner on January 5." Mr Hodge added: "It's not like we were the first to auction a date on e Bay.
Scarlet Johansson auctioned herself on the site for Oxfam.