Monday, December 21, 2009

Balancing Act

In today's paper their is a story about the gender imbalance reaching a crisis point in 2014. Between the "ideal" marrying ages of 29-33 there is a shortage of 70,000 women, but in 2014 that number rises to 381,000. This is mainly because of the Asian preference for males and abortions for sex selection.

I wonder what the implications are for the world when the biggest countries (China and India) along with Korea have these huge imbalances. So many men with no chance to marry or have children. How does this affect their behavior and society?

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