The University of Kent predicts that by the year 2020, 24 million men will be unmarried and unable to find a wife.This change in marriage ideology puts the women in a higher position of power within a traditionally male-dominated society.While restaurants throughout the country felt the sting when the economy began to slow down in 2008, business has picked up for many of them in recent years.Several of those that initiated kids-eat-free programs in the past have now scaled back their promotions, leaving local franchises to offer their own incentives.Now more women seek to find a responsible man with personal integrity instead of just a high paying job.Many men's standards have changed with the progression of women's status in the work industry as well, they expect a woman that has been educated and well on her way to a career path.
As the children of the One Child Policy start to become of typical marriage age, the so-called marriage "market" of China has wavered in stability, particularly for males in China.
It may simply be because a child was having problems with his/her social environment and needed a change, but more often than not, there is a correlation between alcohol and drug abuse and neglect on the part of the parents. 2010 Census, there were more than 2.7 million households with grandparents raising their grandchildren. Plus, the figure does not even count other relatives acting as parents such as people raising their brother or sister's children or, even yet, raising their niece or nephew's children.
The parent/s may be mentally ill, incarcerated, or simply and unfortunately incapable of caring for their children. Over sixty percent of grandparents raising their grandchildren are still in the work force.
This website is designed to help guide grandparents and other relatives (kinship parents) in their efforts to raise, parent, and educate these children and to find needed resources for the children as well as themselves.
Some grandparents are dealing with children who have come to them with severe mental health issues, while other grandparents are raising children with physical disabilities needing the use of wheelchairs and medical supplies.
Other relatives raising children are often called Kinship Caregivers. When grandparents or other relatives become the full-time parent, it may be because there was the death of a parent or a parent is away in the military; this is happening more than we like right now with devastating effects.