India’s Man Problem

As India grapples with what seems like a constant barrage of shocking acts of violence against women, one question is asked again and again: Why is this happening?

One answer, some experts say, is India’s gender ratio, distorted by the practice of sex selection in favor of baby boys.

A much-cited 2002 study,“A Surplus of Men, a Deficit of Peace,” by Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea den Boer, contends that a gender imbalance in Asian countries, caused by a shortage of marriageable women, results in higher rates of crime, including rape, committed by young unmarried men.

http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/indias-man-problem/#postCommen

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