Online Video Sector Keeps Growing, But Women & People of Color Face Big Pay Gaps

Over 2 million creators earned income posting video content online in 2020. Although racial gaps in participation are modest compared to other sectors, there is stark gender inequality: men are twice as likely to participate as women. When comparing income earned, however, there are substantial inequalities across the board. Among creators who earn income on YouTube, TikTok, and Twitch, women earn 69 cents on the dollar compared to men, while Black creators earn 67 cents, Asian creators earn 60 cents, and Hispanic creators earn 81 cents compared to whites.

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