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

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

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Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
Title
Unnatural selection
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choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
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Mara Hvistendahl
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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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non fiction
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Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl, (electronic resource)
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Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. "Everyone has boys now" -- pt. 2. A great idea -- pt. 2. The womanless world
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 314 p.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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