Dr. Alok Chantia's Blog – April 2011 Archive (1)

Human rights and gender

In some Asian countries a culture of gender discrimination that leads to the selection of a child’s sex is creating grave social problems. The number of males born for every 100 females illustrates its dimensions. In Vietnam the number is 107, in Taiwan 109, in India 112, and in China estimates range as high as 119. Given the size of the populations in India and China, these skewed sex ratios yield an enormous female deficit. However, these countries are the exception. Western countries and…

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Added by Dr. Alok Chantia on April 17, 2011 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

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