ADULTS IN CHINA ARE WORKING AS FULL-TIME CHILDREN
In China, Gen Z’ers face a challenging job market, prompting some to adopt unconventional roles as ‘full-time children.’ An alarming unemployment rate of 21 percent among 16-to 24-year-olds last month has pushed parents to ‘hire’ their older kids.
Having them move back home to assist with household chores, accompany them for shopping, and share leisure moments, creating the illusion of an enjoyable time together.
The trend of #FullTimeDaughter and #FullTimeSon is gaining traction on Chinese social media platforms as a reflection of this unprecedented situation.
To cope with the challenging job market and support their unemployed adult children, some parents in China have taken on the role of employers. Stock Photo