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

Previously, Deputy Head of Media at World Economic Forum. Executive Editor, Fortune

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A major part of the female labour force in China are 'leftover women'
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
The leftover women in China make it the leading economy in terms of GDP contribution of female workers

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