China's Leftover Men | Insight | Full episode

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Since China's one-child policy was put in place in 1979, the government has managed to avert some 400 million births. While the policy has helped curb population growth and accelerate the pace of modernization in the country, it has also given rise to another major problem - an acutely lopsided or uneven gender ratios. There's currently just too many men than women in the country.

By 2020, it’s estimated that there'll be 40 million more men than women in the country, leaving at least 12 to 15% of young adult men with no hopes of marrying.

How did China get itself into such a predicament? How will the gender imbalance impact China's economic prosperity and social unity if the problem is not addressed? Has it done enough to reverse the trend?

Insight investigates.

Date Added: 2019-04-12

Category: China

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