"A Surplus of Men, A Deficit of Peace: Security and Sex Ratios in Asia's Largest States"
Journal Article, International Security, volume 26, issue 4, pages 5-39
This issue begins with an article by Valerie Hudson of Brigham Young University and Andrea Den Boer of the University of Kent. Hudson and Den Boer trace the rise in offspring sex selection in China and India that has resulted in a "surplus" of young men. They argue that such surpluses of men increase the potential for internal and external violence, while diminishing the prospects for democracy. This phenomenon could destabilize the two countries, the region, and beyond.
- hudson_and_den_boer_spring_2002.pdf (189K PDF)
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