Archive for ‘china’

April 12, 2009

Department of Ungood Statistics

by Smitty

via Digg, here is a NYT article citing a British Medical Journal article about China’s worsening demographic imabalance:

In 2005 , they found, births of boys in China exceeded births of girls by more than 1.1 million. There were 120 boys born for every 100 girls.
This disparity seems to surpass that of any other country, they said — a finding, they wrote, that was perhaps unsurprising in light of China’s one-child policy.

*squawk*Unintended consequences of government intervention*squawk*
More to the point, where do those strapping lads go for, you know, wives?
Bad as the current situation looks, we can take some left-handed comfort in knowing that, in the out decades, the current challenges shall likely seem a breeze.