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August 29, 2011

'Skimpy Equality'

Interesting Lisa Belkin essay in the Times about women dominating campuses academically while acting socially submissive. She focuses on Princeton, however, which like many of the Ivies has a 50-50 gender mix. When campuses go beyond 60-40 is when the gender imbalances drives the social/sexual norm ...

August 22, 2011

'Bare Branches' and 'Left-Over Women'

The Economist does a great job sorting through the rapid changes in marriage patterns in Asian countries. Most of the changes are triggered by education trends.

August 14, 2011

More on the Chinese Gender Gap

This is one of the more interesting gender gaps "favoring" males (who end up paying a huge price).

August 11, 2011

China Correcting Gender Imbalances?

Sex selection has created a society with 119 males for every 100 females, a predictor for social instability.

July 07, 2011

Ecologist Explains the Middle School Puzzle

As in, why are middle schools so much more mature than middle school boys (physically, not just socially)? Interesting, but it doesn't explain the relatively recent shift in academic accomplishment we've seen along gender lines.

June 28, 2011

The Sex Selection Debate

What's interesting in this debate about sex selection, which leads to imbalances "favoring" men in many countries, is not the issue of abortion but rather the impact of the imbalances. Here's Ross Douthat in the Times. Followed by Laurie Fendrich in the Chronicle.

June 22, 2011

More on "Unnatural Selection"

Good analysis of the new book in the WSJ. In many developing countries, especially where only one child is allowed per family, families are choosing boys, which can trigger fallout from the operational sex ratio: Ms. Hvistendahl argues that such imbalances are portents of Very Bad Things to come. "...

June 19, 2011

Unnatural Selection

That's the title of a new book about what happens when gender ratios become out of balance. In this book, the author focuses on the overabundance of men in countries such as China. About the book: Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 ...

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