This chapter examines the concerns and coping of young people during a period of important changes that have impacted on the lives of all Chinese people.
1989-97: ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL REFORM IN CHINA
China had just begun a major economic reform in 1989, when our research team conducted its first study of Chinese youth. Since that time, great progress has been made toward changing to a socialist market economy. The
‘I worry about my future.’