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Charts of the Day: China’s Shrinking Household Size

2021年05月13日 20:32 来源于 财新网
A falling fertility rate and graying population bode poorly for an already shrinking labor force, latest census data shows

Household size in China has gradually shrunk over the past five years, the latest census results show, with the average number of members in a family dropping to 2.62 in 2020 from 3.11 in 2016.

The change was due mainly to the increasing mobility of the population, improved housing conditions and more young couples choosing to live independently, Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said Tuesday in a statement (link in Chinese).

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