About ten percent of males born in the 1990s will be unable to marry when they reach marriageable age, according to a report on the growing status of China's youth population released recently.
The report, released by the China Youth and Children Research Center and Population Development Studies Center of Renmin University of China, analyzed the basic status and features of youth population development in China using a spot-check of one percent of Chinese population figures of 2005.
According to the report, in 1995 the unmarried ratio of youths between 15 and 29 years old was 51.5 percent and that of youths between 15 and 35 years old was 38.2 percent, while the 2005 figures rose to 65.9 percent and 45.7 percent, respectively.
The sex ratio imbalance contributes to a higher percentage of unmarried citizens. In 2007, there was already an excess of 37 million males over females. Chinese newborns to 15-year-olds made up 18 million of that figure.
(CRI January 1, 2008)