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Taiwan's college grads follow the money to become food deliverers

Fast-growing sector offers chance to outearn office workers, but carries risks

Uber Eats is one of the two big food delivery services in Taiwan. (Photo courtesy of Uber Technologies)

TAIPEI -- Can delivering food pay more than working a typical office job? In Taiwan, the answer is yes, and the allure of moving up an income bracket has young college graduates strapping on their helmets.

But the fast proliferation of online food delivery services has prompted uncomfortable scrutiny for the sector following recent traffic fatalities on the island.

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