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The Resource Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl

Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl

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Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Title
Unnatural selection
Title remainder
choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Statement of responsibility
Mara Hvistendahl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them"--
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Hvistendahl, Mara
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Demographic transition
  • Sex determination, Genetic
  • Birth control
  • Sex discrimination against women
Label
Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 314 p.
Isbn
9781586489915
Isbn Type
(e-book edition)
Lccn
2011004471
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn657595599
  • (OCoLC)657595599
Label
Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 314 p.
Isbn
9781586489915
Isbn Type
(e-book edition)
Lccn
2011004471
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn657595599
  • (OCoLC)657595599

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