eholds consisted of renters, but today owners are in the majority, with the 2013 American Hou
sing Survey reporting that 54 percent of single-person households were owner-occupied.
According to the survey, between 2003 and 2013, owners accounted for 55 percent of the growth in single-person househo
ds. And among single-person households led by someone under the age of 45, two thirds are renters, but among single-
person households with someone over the age of 65, owners are a 70 percent majority.
Single-person households tend to spend more on housing than ot
hers, and these households may prefer to rent rather tha
n buy houses. And even if they do buy a house, the preference is for multifamily homes
rather than single-family ones, according to Deloitte senior US economist Daniel Bachman.
That may influence the structure of the housing market, which is still recovering from the im
pact of the recession of 2008 and recent changes in housing finance, Bachman wrote in an article.
m to stumble on the roads. “One year, it was snowing, and I walked more than one hour to the s
chool. My colleague helped me half of the way — otherwise, I might have fallen into the gully,” he said.
Gao Yangyao, who worked with Gao Ziren for many years, said that “he has difficulty walking, but he is usually the first to come to school.”
Gao Ziren’s Mandarin Chinese was not so good in the beginning, and he continued listening to radio broadcasts to improve his pro
nunciation. When students had the wrong pronunciation, he would correct them, even when it cost the whole class time.
In 1980s, the mountainous area had poor teaching conditions, with a lack of desks and benches, so Gao br
ought some desks and benches from home. When some impoverished students had no stationery, he would buy it for them.
Gao Xiaomei, one of the first students Gao Ziren taught and now a school principal in Meiling, said that he taught child
ren carefully and usually walked close to students to help them solve problems. His carefulness led her to be a teacher.
movable. However, internet blurs the boundary and allows people to access high-quality resources without leaving their home.
According to the action plan, China will promote Internet Plus in several sectors such as healthcare, elderly care, education and culture, to boost new con
sumption based on internet platforms, and develop online and offline coordinated consumption.
According to a report from the China E-commerce Research Ce
nter, in 2017, China’s online education market was worth 240.2 billion yuan, up 53.97 perc
ent from the previous year. The figure is expected to grow to more than 400 billion yuan in market scale in 2018.
The upgrade in information capacity usually brings about great changes, Wang Zhenzhong, an engi
neer from Alibaba Group, told the newspaper. “It will upgrade the former consumption and create new consumption sectors.”