Sex Ratio


Millions of “Leftover Women” in China

Marcus Roberts | 13 May 2014
Is it any surprise that Chinese women suffer social inequality with the one-child policy in place?

Asian fertility video

Marcus Roberts | 21 November 2013
An informative video showing the steep decline in the fertility rate in Asia.

China’s one-child policy to be relaxed

Marcus Roberts | 18 November 2013
The Chinese Government has slightly relaxed the notorious one-child policy.

Modern Day Slavery

Marcus Roberts | 19 October 2013
There are still 30 million slaves in the world today.

India’s Slums

Marcus Roberts | 11 October 2013
All of India's slums are now included in the national census: the results are somewhat surprising.

Ramadan Carols - Wishing for a Boy

Marcus Roberts | 09 August 2013
In Central Asia, there are some Ramadan carols that say a lot about prevailing attitudes to girl babies.

Vanishing Females in Vietnam

Vincenzina Santoro | 18 January 2010
Is Vietnam heading down the same rocky road as China by allowing sex-selective abortion?

China wakes up to consequences of one-child policy

Michael Cook | 14 January 2010
The penny has finally dropped for the Chinese government. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has admitted that gender imbalance because of its draconian one-child policy is a serious problem. In a report in the Chinese newspaper Global Times, demographers Wang Guangzhou and Wang Yuesheng sketched some of China’s intractable problems.

Is India winning its war against gendercide?

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 August 2009
A badly skewed sex ratio in the Indian capital, Delhi, has suddenlycorrected itself, according to official figures. In the period from2005 to 2007, only 871 girls were born in Delhi for every 1000 boys,but last year the ratio had changed to 1004 girls per 1000 boys, theRegistrar Generals records show.
 

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