Friday, January 25, 2013

Educated Chinese workers unemployed by choice

The Times reports on voluntary unemployment among two young Chinese workers (who happen to be dating) each with advanced education, who prefer to wait rather than take a factory job. Both report family support, which on the one hand is more strained than it would be in the U.S. because of more severe generational disparities in education, and on the other hand is less strained because of the one child policy.