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China: No country for old men and especially women

by on December 5, 2011

In the UK we don’t hear so much about employment issues in China but the China Labour Bulletin is a non governmental agency set up in Hong Kong in the 1990s with the aim of promoting and defending worker rights in China.

A recent article on their website highlights the situation faced by older workers where only about a quarter of those over 65 have any sort of pension, where older women are significantly worse off than their male counterparts and where most older people have to rely on often temporary and poorly paid part-time jobs.

Interesting too is the observation that the Chinese labour market is developing a youth culture with some sectors (manufacturing, construction and recently some white collar jobs) only recruiting workers in their twenties.

No country for old men and especially women | CLB.

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