Gender Inequality

The so-called 'leftover women' in China contribute more to GDP than in the US

In China, women who are in late twenties and single have been termed as 'leftover women' Image: REUTERS/Joe Tan

Peter Vanham

Deputy Head of Media, World Economic Forum

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A major part of the female labour force in China are 'leftover women' Image: World Bank

The leftover women in China make it the leading economy in terms of GDP contribution of female workers

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