China’s latest census shows that there are 34.9 million more men than women, officials said today, adding that there are 17.52 million more men than women in the marriageable age range of 20-40. Officials did not respond directly to the question of whether the high number of men and low number of women has left many people “unable to find a wife. According to Chinese population experts, since the 1980s, a high proportion of boys have been born every year in China, and as they enter marriage and childbearing age one after another, the phenomenon of men not being able to find a spouse has indeed emerged.
China has 34.9 million more men than women, half of whom are of marriageable age. According to a Central News Agency report today, China’s National Bureau of Statistics spokesman Fu Linghui said at a press conference today that “China has more than 30 million bachelors”, these people are distributed in different age groups, of which, 20-40 years of age, 17.52 million more men than women of marriageable age, the sex ratio is 108.9. He said, more men Fewer women is a real problem, but the marriage relationship is affected by many factors such as age, living region, personal character, education level, values, family background, etc., and age is only one of the aspects. With the implementation of a comprehensive two-child birth policy and a change in fertility attitudes, the sex ratio of the birth population is also declining.
The seventh national census released on the 11th shows that the sex ratio of China’s birth population is 111.3, down from the previous one. In the context of family planning, the gender of China’s birth population is not evenly distributed.
The report quoted Beijing Evening News’ official account Beiyang New Vision as citing Yang Fan, head of the demography department at Renmin University of China, who said that since the 1980s, a high percentage of boys have been born in China every year, and as they enter marriage and childbearing age one after another, the phenomenon of men not finding spouses does occur. But the phenomenon is unevenly distributed, usually more pronounced in remote rural areas. Mu Guangzong, a professor at Peking University’s Institute of Population Studies, illustrates this with the “marriageable sex ratio,” which is the sex ratio of the population that is legally allowed to marry. The sex ratio of the marriageable population in large cities tends to be feminized, that is, there are more older unmarried women; the sex ratio of the marriageable population in large rural areas, especially in remote areas, tends to be masculine.