Workers package dolls at a toy factory, in Hong Kong, in 1977. Picture: SCMP
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Hong Kong’s ‘gig economy’ of 1960s and ’70s – when off-site piecework was a family affair

As Hong Kong’s assembly sector flourished, workers sometimes shared the load with family members, including children, to increase production

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Workers package dolls at a toy factory, in Hong Kong, in 1977. Picture: SCMP
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