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Only 22% of gig workers in India Primary Earners

Published on July 07, 2022
Current Context: As per the report, 22% of gig workers in India are primary earners who support their families and view their jobs as a core livelihood.
Only 22% of gig workers in India Primary Earners
  • Only 39% co-earn with other family members and view their gig as a temporary transition to a better opportunity.
  • The report is based on a detailed survey of 503 active gig workers from across industries, including city logistics, e-commerce logistics, Flexi-staffing, food services, etc.
  • Most gig workers in India are young, with a median age of 27 years, of which 37% are married, 29% with children, and 28% are migrants, as per the report.
  • Pay levels, job security, and flexible hours are the top three things gig workers seek from their work environment.
  • The report added that almost 80% of gig workers report on-the-job learning of valuable skills.
  • Average gig worker earnings total about Rs 18,000 per month, with assured pay models.
  • Besides 80% of gig workers do not own a credit card.
  • But there is too scarce data on worker identities, household context, needs and aspirations, work patterns, and financial behaviors.
  • This emerging segment is key to a flourishing labor force in India. They require an enabling ecosystem to support them and provide solutions to making them more financially resilient.

Question:

Q.1 As per the recent report what percentage of gig workers are primary earners?
a. 32%
b. 22%
c. 65%
d. 51%
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