Lazy Economy


China Pictorial 2019年4期

by Li Zhuoxi

As the pace of life accelerates, people are spending more time on their social lives and becoming more reluctant to perform housework. The so-called “lazy economy”refers to a new type of consumption demand centered on replacing traditional housework with a series of hightech commodities and services such as floor mopping robots, automatic window cleaners and electric mops.

Data shows that expenditures of the younger generations on such devices have increased rapidly, shining light on a group willing to spend money on such commodities and services to save time and energy.