Gender inequality and the sex ratio in three emerging economies

  title={Gender inequality and the sex ratio in three emerging economies},
  author={Prabir Chandra Bhattacharya},
  journal={Progress in Development Studies},
  pages={117 - 133}
  • P. Bhattacharya
  • Published 30 January 2013
  • Economics
  • Progress in Development Studies
The aim of this article is to study inequality and deprivations as reflected in the human sex ratio (commonly defined as the number of males per 100 females). The particular focus is on three emerging economies – Russia, India and China. The article compares and contrasts the experiences of these countries and discusses policy issues. It is noted that while the feminist perspective on the issues surrounding the sex ratio is important, it would be wrong to view these issues always or exclusively… 

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