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Sex-ratio imbalance in Asia : Trends , consequences and policy responses

  title={Sex-ratio imbalance in Asia : Trends , consequences and policy responses},
  author={Christophe Z. Guilmoto},
A distinctive dimension of Asia’s recent population dynamics has been its unexpected “masculinisation” – the increasing proportion of males in its population. While the sex ratio of almost all other populations in the world tends to gradually diminish, as a result of increased life expectancy favourable to women, the proportion of boys in Asia’s population of children started to rise during the late 1970s, a trend that was not identified immediately for lack of proper data. Initially, the huge… 


This paper presents population forecasts for China and India till 2100. The rise in sex ratios at birth in these countries has been observed to be the longest-running and most pronounced in Asia. The

“Asia's Missing Women” as a Problem in Applied Evolutionary Psychology?

  • R. Brooks
  • Economics
    Evolutionary psychology : an international journal of evolutionary approaches to psychology and behavior
  • 2012
Evidence from India, China and elsewhere that grossly male-biased sex ratios lead to increased crime, violence, local warfare, political instability, drug abuse, prostitution and trafficking of women is considered.

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