Oomman NandiniGanatra Bela R. London and New York : Routledge Curzon. New York : Routledge. There were too many women—supposedly—and not enough men, and women were the losers.
Articles by Meng, L. Edlund Lena. Ebenstein AvrahamJennings Ethan. Savage Mark. Services Email this article to a colleague Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Similar articles in this journal Download to citation manager. We are learning right now what happens when the sex ratio becomes wildly out of whack, through a huge unintended experiment.
Hongbin Li is C. Trafficking is only one consequence. How much of the increase in sex ratio male to female at birth since the early s in China is attributed to increased prenatal sex selection? Related Content Load related web page information. Our estimates indicate that roughly 40 to 50 percent of the increase in sex imbalance at birth can be explained by local access to ultrasound examinations.
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We find that the improved local access to ultrasound technology has resulted in a substantial increase in sex ratio at birth. But the truth is we all lose. Chu Junhong.