Is economic empowerment possible for everyone? Absolutely.
Even when faced with unstable job markets and vulnerable sectors, cities where Uber is available have access to earning opportunities, so people can make things happen for themselves.
The Uber platform is helping people find relief from mounting expenses with earning opportunities, flexible hours, and the resources to help them make more money.
The Uber app offers a route out of the French banlieues
A survey found that drivers using the Uber app in France who were previously unemployed often came from the poorest parts of Paris, and the Uber app was described by Financial Times as “a route out of the banlieue.” In fact, during the first half of 2016, a full quarter of new earning opportunities in the Paris area came from platforms like Uber.
The Uber platform can be a buffer for independent workers
A study by JPMorgan Chase Institute found that independent workers using platforms like Uber were able to use their app-based earnings to offset drops in their income.