(BJReview) About 20 million people aged between 20 and 39 live alone in China. In a recent report from South China Morning Post, some economic experts said a large population of single people poses obstacles to economic growth. The assertion sparked controversy the moment it was put forward.
Some argue that single people don't need to shoulder the task of supporting a family or raising children as married people do, so they would be less motivated to work hard. Unlike married people, in particular those who become parents, singletons have no need to buy baby care products or pay for children's education. Therefore, singletons spend less money than married ones.