The Pink Tax on Transportation: Women’s Challenges in Mobility

Sarah Kaufman, Christopher Polack, and Gloria Campbell


The NYU Rudin Center for Transportation sought to determine whether transportation has a "Pink Tax," a term used to describe the extra amount women are charged (typically 7%) for products and services, like deoderant and dry cleaning. To learn more about women's experiences while traveling in New York City, the NYU Rudin Center deployed a survey online. The survey's 33 questions asked users about travel habits, safety on transportation, costs of travel and caretaker trips.

For the detailed survey and plans for continued work, please read the full report here.



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