Here’s Why Women Take The Subway Way More Than Men
2:17 pm, February 6th | by Hillary Reinsberg
A new study from Stanford looked at gender disparities in public transportation usage, finding that women were taking far more trips than men. Looking deeper though, there was a simple explanation: women make more stops. Women are more likely to get on and off the subway or bus, stopping to do shopping for the home, dropping off and picking up children, and so on. Men are more likely to take a more direct trip.
Turns out this was true for even couples without children, but when a family had children under the age of five, the women took almost twice as many trips.
The study also only looks at two-adult households, ignoring single parents. Over a quarter of children in the U.S. are raised by single parents, 84 percent of whom are single women. So factor those numbers in, and you can bet that the number of stops per day goes even further up.