Chinese Graduates Return Home to Become Full-Time Children
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Imagine finishing college and deciding to return home. In China, many young people are doing just that. A huge number of students graduated this year, but many can’t find good jobs. So, some have chosen to be “full-time children.” What does this mean? They live with their parents, help around the house, and get some money for it.
Many graduates want good jobs, but there are not enough. In June, more than 20% of young people in cities didn’t have jobs. Why? China’s rules to stop COVID-19 lasted a very long time. As businesses shut their doors, job opportunities dried up.
This shift may shape the nation’s future. Some worry that if young people don’t find jobs, they will wait to get married or have children.
1. After the factory closed, the city’s tax revenue dried up.
2. Once he stopped advertising, his client inquiries began to dry up.
3. With the introduction of streaming music, sales of CDs and records began to dry up.