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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… Expand
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