The lonely aftermath of China's one child policy
- June 21, 2016
- Wang Feng, sociology professor, on the long-term effects of China’s one child policy, via Bloomberg and South China Morning Post, June 21, 2016
"This rapid increase in single-person households represents a fundamental shift at
the very bottom of the Chinese social structure," said Wang Feng, a professor of sociology
at the University of California, Irvine. "Households, often with many members co-residing,
have long been the most basic units to organize production and consumption, to socialize
individuals, and to maintain networks of political power and social support."
For the full story, please visit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-21/behind-china-s-one-child-policy-is-a-growing-army-living-alone.