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China's “Leftover” Women

Categories: East Asia, China, Education, Women & Gender

In China, if a young woman does not marry by age twenty-eight, she is widely considered “leftover”. If she is single by age thirty, she is made to feel she has truly expired.

Melissa Schneider, a couples counselor living in Shenzhen, believes that the so-called “leftover women” problem has been exaggerated.