A report released last week by the Center for Human Capital and Labour Market Research at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing said that the national average years of schooling in China increased from 6.1 in 1985 to 10.7 in 2020. Photo: AFP
A report released last week by the Center for Human Capital and Labour Market Research at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing said that the national average years of schooling in China increased from 6.1 in 1985 to 10.7 in 2020. Photo: AFP

China population: increasingly educated workforce could mitigate ‘perils’ of shrinking, ageing society

  • The average years of schooling in China increased from 6.1 in 1985 to 10.7 in 2020, according to the Center for Human Capital and Labour Market Research
  • China’s working-age population is shrinking and ageing, which ‘will drag down economic development’, according to independent demographer He Yafu

A report released last week by the Center for Human Capital and Labour Market Research at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing said that the national average years of schooling in China increased from 6.1 in 1985 to 10.7 in 2020. Photo: AFP
A report released last week by the Center for Human Capital and Labour Market Research at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing said that the national average years of schooling in China increased from 6.1 in 1985 to 10.7 in 2020. Photo: AFP
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