Chinese blue-collar workers see lottery as means of investment

Almost 50 percent of China’s post-90s blue-collar workers consider lottery tickets as a means of investment, according to the Tsinghua Media Survey Lab.

The results, reported by China News Agency found that over half of the respondents saw personal financing is an act reserved for the rich, and saw that buying lottery tickets was a means of investment.

The study investigated 5,110 blue-collar workers aged from 15-25 in 31 cities across the country.

Zhao Shuguang, director of Tsinghua Media Survey Lab, recommended that the state promote financial knowledge among young blue-collar workers or improve occupational training in order to reduce the income gap.