The results of an online survey on Chinese men and women's love and marriage issues released recently indicate there are 5.82 million leftover women (shengnv) in China and that the number of leftover women in China with high educational attainment is greater than the number of their left-over male counterparts.
The report says that leftover men are mainly men of the post 70s or post-80s eras, aged between 28 and 39. Among these, men with masters degree or higher account for 37 percent, and 29 percent have a monthly income above 15,000 yuan (US$ 2,442). Among leftover women, 48 percent have a masters degree or higher and 36 percent have a monthly income above 15,000 yuan (US$ 2,442).
In addition, according to data from China's Sixth National Population Census, the proportion of non-married men and women of the post-80s generation is 136 to 100, while the proportion of non-married men and women of the post-70s generation has reached 206 to 100, which shows that the older the age group is, the bigger the proportion becomes.
The data also shows 11.9 million males between the ages of 30 and 39 in China are unmarried. Their female counterparts number 5.82 million.
(Source: Xinhua/ Translated and edited by womenofchina.cn)
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