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The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

April 27, 2012

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China’s men far outnumber women. So why is it so hard to find a good husband? BY CHRISTINA LARSON | MAY/JUNE 2012 The Spicy Love Doctor was running late. A well-heeled crowd one recent Sunday afternoon had packed into the second-floor lounge of Beijing’s Trends Building — home to the publishing offices of several glossy […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

September 4, 2011

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Demographic and health surveys conducted in the region lend credence to the belief that education is the number one factor that will influence when a woman gets married and when she starts having children By Christine Mungai Posted Saturday, September 3 2011 It’s a fact most of us are familiar with through intuition or anecdotes […]

More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

September 4, 2011

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Demographic and health surveys conducted in the region lend credence to the belief that education is the number one factor that will influence when a woman gets married and when she starts having children By Christine Mungai Posted Saturday, September 3 2011 It’s a fact most of us are familiar with through intuition or anecdotes […]

She’s a hard road to find the perfect man

August 21, 2011

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PETER MEECHAMSINGLE SEARCHERS: From left, Jess Mills, Karina Abadia, Indigo McLaughlin and Aidee Walker talk about the trials and tribulations of finding a partner in a man drought. The man drought has deepened in New Zealand and new research suggests single women are making it hard to find Mr Right by setting their sights too […]

She’s a hard road to find the perfect man

August 21, 2011

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PETER MEECHAMSINGLE SEARCHERS: From left, Jess Mills, Karina Abadia, Indigo McLaughlin and Aidee Walker talk about the trials and tribulations of finding a partner in a man drought. The man drought has deepened in New Zealand and new research suggests single women are making it hard to find Mr Right by setting their sights too […]

CENTRAL AMERICA Families Downsizing

July 28, 2011

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By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY, Jul 27, 2011 (IPS) – María José Aceituno, who works at a public relations firm in the Guatemalan capital, has two children and says she is not having any more, in order to safeguard the financial position and security of her family. “I would rather have two happy children than […]

CENTRAL AMERICA Families Downsizing

July 28, 2011

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By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY, Jul 27, 2011 (IPS) – María José Aceituno, who works at a public relations firm in the Guatemalan capital, has two children and says she is not having any more, in order to safeguard the financial position and security of her family. “I would rather have two happy children than […]

Politics and religion should have no influence on population policy

July 12, 2011

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Our choice to reproduce – or not – is a fundamental human right, and decision-makers must consider it in this context alone A baby lies on the scale of a weighing machine inside the maternity ward at a hospital in the Philippines. The European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development believes the choice to reproduce […]

Poll Ranks India Among Most Dangerous Countries for Women, Cites Rising Rates of Female Feticide

July 11, 2011

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A 2011 poll has named India the fourth most dangerous country in the world for women, thanks in part to rising female feticide and infanticide rates. Despite religious and legal restrictions, even well-educated, wealthy women say they feel social and economic pressures to bear sons and abort daughters. by Seema Chowdhury 07/11/2011 by United Nations […]

Missing: 163 Million Women

July 7, 2011

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Flickr/tochis Ever wonder what happens when societies favor boys over girls? By Mara Hvistendahl | Tue Jul. 5, 2011 3:00 AM PDT Editors’ note: Science magazine correspondent Mara Hvistendahl was a college student in China when she first saw an elementary school classroom where boys seriously outnumbered girls. Returning to China as a journalist several […]

Sons and daughters

May 5, 2011

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Apr 4th 2011, 14:23 by The Economist online Where have India’s baby girls gone? NEW data from the 2011 Indian census show that there are now 914 girls aged 0-6 years old for every 1,000 boys of the same age, or 75.8m girls and 82.9m boys. A cultural preference for sons and the increasing availability […]