Saturday, May 2, 2009
China Gender Gap And The Wholesale Elimination Of Little Baby Girls
With far more Men than Women, China's sex imbalance has already reached epic proportions but a new study in the British Medical Journal, suggests that the problem is only going to get worse.
The study published on the 10 April and conducted by researchers
Wie Xing Zhu, Li Lu and Therese Hesketh, confirmed that Men outnumbered Women for all age groups. They write, "In 2005,
males under the age of 20 exceeded females by more than 32 million in China and more than 1.1 million excess births of boys occurred."
To those of us who follow China, these numbers are not really surprising. The One Child Policy, has been in place now for three
long decades. Millions of Chinese couples, desperate for a Son to support them in their old age, have put their new born girls to death
at birth. Millions more have resorted to sex-selective abortion, to snuff out the lives of little girls before birth.
Rest here from Catholic Exchange