"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."

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