Aborting female fetuses triggers a population gender gap, which leads to a marriageable mate gap, which in turn leads to a restive male population that presents a possible state security problems (as the Chinese have discovered).
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May 25, 2011
May 19, 2011
...Even as the marriage rate declines. Why? Because the better educated are marrying the better educated. Now, factor in the phenomenon of 57 percent of four-year degrees going to women, 62 percent of two-year degrees, and see where that logic takes you....
April 29, 2011
Great story in the WSJ about China, where the world's most dramatic marriageable mate imbalance experiment is playing out. From the article: China has rolled out new population figures, unearthing--among a host of fresh data--some revealing information on the gender gap. The good news: China's ge...
April 27, 2011
Changing gender roles cited as one of the reasons. There's no way to break out the marriageable mate factor, but it's still worth noting the development.
April 21, 2011
In the Chronicle Kevin Carey takes on Kay Hymowitz over the marriageable mate dilemma, arguing that her math is wrong. What everyone seems to miss is that the point is not whether Ms. Harvard will marry Mr. Florida State, but rather whether Ms. Florida State will marry someone who never earned a c...
April 20, 2011
Consider this personal dilemma offered up by a Washington Post advice columnist.
April 18, 2011
I'm with Kay Hymowitz on this one. No sign of that happening yet.
April 14, 2011
Fascinating story from The Times.
March 29, 2011
Want to study the impact of a government birth policy that has produced 37 million more men than women? Try China. An interesting new website, All Girls Allowed, has gathered the data on the impact.
March 17, 2011
Slate's Double X Gabfest, which includes Hanna Rosin, discusses the state of manhood, including Kay Hymowitz's book, Manning Up. Interesting discussion, except Rosin keeps insisting that women have been doing better than men in school for 100 years. Perhaps when it comes to GPA, but the relevant mea...