China and India's Many Men

After years of policies limiting births of girls and favoring sons, China and India face decades of work addressing the effects of their male-heavy generations.

In those 2 countries, men outnumber women by 70 million—distorting the economy and paralleling an uptick in violent crime, trafficking and prostitution, write Simon Denyer and Annie Gowen. “In the future, there will be millions of men who can’t marry, and that could pose a very big risk to society,” warns Xi’an Jiaotong University demographer Li Shuzhu.

Vividly illustrating the imbalance’s impact, Denyer and Gowen present a sweeping collection of personal stories and striking graphs.

The Washington Post

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