China's one-child generation not so selfish after all

Every generation tends to despair at the next one’s perceived shortcomings, and Chinese society is no different. The ‘Little Emperor’ generation — those born during China’s strict one-child policy, have been judged by many weary elders as spoilt due to the overwhelming attention bestowed on them by doting families. But new research suggests that — in the workplace at least — the one-child generation is just as cooperative as preceding generations of Chinese workers….

Every generation tends to despair at the next one’s perceived shortcomings, and Chinese society is no different. The ‘Little Emperor’ generation — those born during China’s strict one-child policy, have been judged by many weary elders as spoilt due to the overwhelming attention bestowed on them by doting families. But new research suggests that — in the workplace at least — the one-child generation is just as cooperative as preceding generations of Chinese workers….