Author:Ravinder Kaur (Ed.)

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Too Many Men, Too Few Women: Social Consequences of Gender Imbalance in India and China

By: Ravinder Kaur (Ed.)

Price: $19.30

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2016

Seller ID: 110978

ISBN: 8125062491

Condition: New


The gender balance in Asia is significantly shaped by the male-biased sex ratios of two of its most populous countries, China and India. The rapid fertility declines in the two countries, resulting from China's one-child policy and India's two-child norm, combined with the advent of sex determination technologies, has contributed to the birth of fewer girls. As a result of these factors, both countries now have an excess of males and a shortage of females.There is increasing concern over the likely adverse consequences of such highly masculine populations. Most work on adverse sex ratios has d... View more info