Penangites, How are We Doing with Work-life Balance?

By Ng Kar Yong, Yap Jo-Yee

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WHAT IS THE state of work-life balance (WLB) in this unprecedented era of lockdowns and remote working? Penang Monthly asks Penangites their views through a survey conducted in April. Eighty-seven respondents completed the online survey. Nearly two-thirds are women, and more than half of all respondents are between 25-34 years old. About half (56.3%) are single and 36.8% married. But more than 90% hold at least tertiary qualifications. The vast majority are employees, while the rest are employers or own-account...

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Ng Kar Yong

is a statistician at Penang Institute who loves art and nature.

Yap Jo-Yee

is a research analyst at Penang Institute whose interests range from development issues to behavioural economics. Her latest goal is to use ggplot2 without Google’s help.