In China, like in many Asian countries, less than 5% of the female population traditionally remained unmarried at age 50. How much of this has changed? Qian Yue, a sociologist and associate professor at the University of British Columbia, shared her research on marriage patterns in China at the 2018 Yixi conference (an event comparable to TEDGlobal) and revealed some surprising figures. She explains how Chinese women and men can better navigate marriage life as the institution of marriage evolves alongside China’s social and economic progress. getAbstract recommends Qian’s talk to anyone interested in social change in China as well as to those confused by modern romance and family life.
In this summary, you will learn
- What percentage of China’s female population gets married,
- How a woman’s level of education affects her inclination to get married and
- How attitudes toward marriage have changed in China.
About the Author
Qian Yue is an assistant sociology professor at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the gender-gap reversal in marriage patterns as it pertains to education.