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Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Table 2.7 presents the population distribution by age and sex of the interviewed households, by area of residence. Among the 23,373 people interviewed . . . a ratio of 90 men per 100 women in rural areas versus 93 in urban areas . . . The population of Comoros is young: in effect, 42% of the population is under 15 years, and just 6% are age 60 or older . . . There is a significant deficit of men in relation to women from ages 20-45, certainly a consequence of migration. As for women, there is a pronounced shrinkage from 45-49 years, and on the other hand, an inflation at...more
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The 2010 Chinese census found the sex ratio at birth was 118 males for every 100 females. Globally the average is about 105 males for every 100 females" (para. 15).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year amid a cultural preference for boys, it has emerged. A total of 345 babies have been found dead in refuse heaps in Karachi, Pakistan's most populous city, since the beginning of 2017 with 99 per cent of them found to be girls, according to local reports" (para. 1 - 2).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Constituting 52 percent of Pakistan’s population, women in the country…" (para 3).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the UN Population Fund, the national average male-female sex ratio at birth in 2013 was 113.8 to 100" (42).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"All women aged 65 years or over who meet the qualifying criteria receive New Zealand Superannuation or a Veterans Pension. Fifty-four per cent of New Zealand Superannuation recipients are women, which reflects the demographic gender balance of older New Zealanders" (page 29).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"It has a total population of 837,271, out of which about 87 per cent people reside in the two major islands of Viti Levu (10,429 sq. meters) and Vanua Levu (5,556 sq. meters). Also, there are about 410,095 women and girls (49 per cent) and the remaining 427,176 or 51 per cent consists of men and boys" (5). "The total population for women and girls is 330,000 in 2011 compared to 250,000 in 2002" (9).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

Table 1.1 shows sex ratios from 1967 to 2012 in Tanzania, male to female. 1967: 95.2; 1978: 96.2; 1988: 94.2; 2002: 96.0; 2012: 95.0. (page 19)
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"In 2006, of the country’s 14,017,262 inhabitants, 51.7 per cent were women (General Population and Housing Census (RGPH) 2006). In 2009, the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD) forecasted the country’s population in 2013 at 17,322,796 inhabitants, comprising 8,934,889 women and 8,357,967 men" (9). "According to RGPH 2006, of the 712,573 persons aged 60 or more who accounted for 5.1 per cent of the total population, 379,299 (53.22 per cent) were women" (19).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"At 50.9 per cent, Kuwaiti women make up over half of the Kuwaiti population" (8).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the General Population and Housing Census (RGPH) of 2008, the population of Burundi numbers 8,053,574, 51% of whom are women and 49% men. The male-female ratio is 97 boys to 100 girls" (7).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Sri Lanka’s population as at mid-year 2013 was 20,483,000. The gender distribution: 51.5 per cent women; 48.5 per cent men" (5). "...the women who are 52 per cent of the Sri Lankan population" (32).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1, ISSA-DATA-2, GIC-LAW-1

"Young Vietnamese women are valuable commodities in China, where the one-child policy and long-standing preference for sons has heavily skewed the gender ratio" (para 6).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"These wars and periods of conflict have not only reduced the number of men in comparison with the number of women, but also resulted in a considerable number of Cambodians experiencing violence and death" (para 16).
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to Table 1, China's sex ratio was 102.61 male births per 100 female births. In 1990, the sex ratio was 111.14 male births per 100 female births. In 2000, the sex ratio was 116.86 male births per 100 female births. In 2010 the sex ratio was 117.94 male births per 100 female births. In 2015 the sex ratio was 113.51 male births per 100 female births (para 1)."The explosion of 'the blood empire' has led to a serious imbalance in child sex ratios with Li explaining that the ratio between boys and girls once hit 136 boys for every 100 girls. While the global average is 103 to 107...more
Oct. 10, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"This means China has many more men than women. It's been estimated that 15 million men between the ages of 35 and 59 wouldn't be able to find wives by 2020, reported People's Daily, and by 2050 the number would be nearly 30 million" (para 19-20).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“Ezbet Khirallah … is one of the largest informal settlements in Cairo. There are 650,000 people residing there, of which 55% are women” (19).
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

¨Women comprise nearly half of India’s 1.2 billion population¨(para 1)
March 14, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Armenia trails only China [in skewed sex-ratios], which ended its one-child limit a year ago, and its Caucasus neighbour, majority-Muslim Azerbaijan, where 53% of newborn children were boys in the first quarter of 2016, according to official figures" (para 11).
March 14, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has reported that there were 114 boys born to 100 girls in 2012. The natural norm would be 102-106 male births to 100 female ones" (para 7). "'In 10 to 20 years, we will face a shortage of women and — combined with a dramatic decline in fertility rates — that will lead to a serious demographic crisis,' warned Garik Hayrapetyan, UNFPA Armenia’s assistant representative. By 2060, some 100,000 potential mothers will not have been born in Armenia. We will become a society of single men" (para 9-10).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116)" (para 4). 116 boys born per 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT). "After the first birth, sex ratios for subsequent births were often even more skewed in favor of sons. Second-order births in China, for instance, resulted in a sex ratio at birth in excess of 140 boys for every 100 girls" (para 7). "Sex ratios at birth in excess of 130 boys per 100 females have been reported, for example, in the Chinese provinces of Henan, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong and Hainan" (para 10). "Demographic projections, particularly for China and India, indicate...more
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116), Armenia (114)" (para 4). 114 boys born for every 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116), Armenia (114), Vietnam (112)" (para 4). 112 boys born for every 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT). "Ratios of approximately 120 have been reported in the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, as well as in the provinces of Vietnam’s Red River Delta region" (para 10).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"One Asian country whose sex ratio at birth has returned to normal levels after being high in the recent past is South Korea. While 25 years ago, the Korean sex ratio at birth had increased to about 114 boys per 100 girls, the ratio has fallen back to its normal level of 107" (para 21).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Concerned about the spreading sex imbalances on society, especially for the numerous men in the reproductive-age groups who will not be able to find a suitable wife someday, many Asian countries, including China, India, Georgia, Nepal, South Korea and Vietnam, have enacted laws making it illegal for a doctor to reveal the sex of a fetus to expecting parents" (para 15).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116), Armenia (114), Vietnam (112), India (111) and Georgia (111)" (para 4). 111 boys born for 100 girls (TP- CODR COMMENT). "Ratios of approximately 120 [boys born per 100 girls] have been reported in the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana" (para 10). "Sex ratios at birth have also been found to vary markedly by religious group. While some religious groups in India exhibit high sex ratios, such as Sikhs (130) and Jains (118), others have sex ratios closer to normal, such as Muslims (107) and Christians (104). Hindus and Buddhists fall...more
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116), Armenia (114), Vietnam (112), India (111) and Georgia (111)" (para 4). 111 boys born for 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratios at birth for the six countries fall far outside the normal range: China (116), Azerbaijan (116)" (para 4). 116 boys born for every 100 girls (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“According to the World Bank’s most recent data, the gender ratio of children born in the country was 110 boys for every 100 girls. The skewing of the gender ratio was particularly acute for the birth of a woman’s second or third child, but neither the public nor the medical society considered sex selection to be a serious problem. Few civil society organizations were aware of the problem of gender-biased sex selection or engaged in public education campaigns or other efforts to address it” (38).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The number of girls born in the Kingdom has increased by 2 million since 2010, according to the Central Department of Statistics and Information. Saudi society has more men than women, more boys than girls, however during the past decade the number of newborn girls has been steadily increasing, a department source said. 'Experts predict that the number of girls in the Kingdom might exceed the number of boys in the future. The difference in the number of the two genders is only 95,000. Ten years ago the difference was 147,000,' said the source. He also said the number of non-Saudi men is much higher than the number of non-Saudi...more