New poll highlights concern over gig workers' prospects

Food delivery riders, ride-hailing drivers tend to be young and low-income, survey finds

The gig economy landscape, which began to grow five years ago, has seen considerable change.
The gig economy landscape, which began to grow five years ago, has seen considerable change.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Half of the food delivery riders and ride-hailing drivers here earn a monthly household per capita income of $1,500 or less, putting them in the bottom third of Singapore's workers.

Blue-collar gig economy workers also tend to be young: Three-quarters of them are aged 35 and below.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 17, 2019, with the headline 'New poll highlights concern over gig workers' prospects'. Subscribe