I have heard a lot about growing gender imbalances in India and China, with many more men than women. I understand that aggregate statistics can hide vast regional variations, but I was surprised when I saw here that in 2005, both and China India had 95 women per 100 men.
(By way of comparison, Canada has 102, and the US has 103.)
The real shortages are in the Middle East: Bahrain has 76 women per 100 men; Kuwait has 67, Quatar only 48!
What’s going on?
Are the statistics flawed? Are women being eliminated in large numbers? Are women fleeing the area in large numbers?
Why do we hear so much more about China and India than about this?
Also interestingly, the only other area where most countries have fewer women than men is the South Pacific Islands. Interesting. May just be because their population numbers are so small to begin with. (In 2002, Palau, for instance, had 9 women and 11 men.)
I love statistics.