In China, with unemployment on the rise, a new and unusual trend has emerged where parents are hiring their own children to work as “full-time children.” These young adults are being compensated for taking care of household duties such as grocery, shopping, and meal preparation, in order to alleviate the financial burdens.
This arrangement shows the innovative ways parents are finding to address economic challenges, but it also highlights the financial constraints faced by many families. The event also brings to light the concerning impact of unemployment on the younger generation, who find themselves in unorthodox roles.
These young adults are juggling adult responsibilities while struggling to find work in an uncertain job market. As the labor market continues to change, it is important to take comprehensive measures to address youth unemployment and create opportunities for professional and financial success.