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July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"With an estimated population of 160 million (current estimate) in a territory comprising 155,000 kilometres, Bangladeshis one of the most densely populated countries in the world with per km2/inhabitants of roughly 1,200. Sex distribution in the population is largely even at 50% - 50% with the ratio slightly tilted in favour of men" (7).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Cambodia’s estimated population in 2016 was 15.5 million with 51.4 per cent female and 48.5 per cent male, and an annual population growth rate of 1.46 per cent (…) Almost one-third (28.7 per cent) of the population is under the age of 15 years, 66.1 per cent are between the ages of 15–64 years, and 5.1 per cent are 65 years and over" (5).
July 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Women represent 52 percent of the population" (page 24).
July 3, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the government’s statistical agency, the ratio of boys to girls at birth in 2016 was 107 to 100" (page 18).
July 2, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The boy-to-girl birth ratio for the country was 107 boys per 100 girls" (p. 21).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The gender ratio of children born in the country in 2016 was 111 boys for 100 girls" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the National Statistical Service, the boy to girl sex-at-birth ratio decreased from 114 to 100 in 2014 to 110 to 100 for the first half of the year" (p. 32).
June 28, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The ratio of boy-to-girl births was 107 to 100" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the Kosovo Agency for Statistics, in 2012, the date of the most recent census, the male-to-female gender ratio at birth was 110.7 to 100" (p. 25).
June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the latest census (2011), the national average male-female sex ratio at birth was 1,000 to 943" (42).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the sex ratio at birth was 113 males to 100 females in 2016" (57).
May 24, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1, ISSA-DATA-2

"China, on the other hand, is confronted with an unusually high gender imbalance derived primarily from more than 30 years of one-child policy coupled with gender selection due to son preference. The latter is linked to Chinese traditions that see the sons carry on the families’ lineage over generations as well as care for their aging parents, together with their wives that join the husbands’ families. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has calculated a sex ratio of 124 men for every 100 girls in the generation born between 2000 and 2004, which is one of the highest gender imbalances in the world. The resulting surplus of men of marriageable...more
April 29, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the Ministry of Health, the national average male-female sex ratio at birth for the first half of the year was 113.4 to 100" (31).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the the World Bank, in 2013 the gender ratio at birth was 116 males to 100 females. This was a decline from 2010, when the ratio was 118 males for every 100 females" (page 58).
Jan. 4, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratio at birth — or the number of girls born for every 1000 boys during a specific year — was recorded for the period between 2012-14 (base year) and 2013-15 (reference year)" (para 3). "Gujarat topped the ‘most deteriorated’ category — states that had the most alarming decrease in the SRB. In Gujarat, the sex ratio at birth fell from 907 to 854, a fall of 53 points. This was followed by Haryana, where the SRB fell from 866 to 831, a fall of 35 points. Rajasthan came in third with a fall of 32 points, from 893 to 861. Next was Uttarakhand, where the SRB fell from...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The ratio of boy-to-girl births was 107 to 100. There was no information on any government efforts to address this imbalance" (page 18).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1, ISSA-DATA-2

"The ratio of boy-to-girl births was 107 to 100. There was no information on any government efforts to examine whether this imbalance was due to gender-biased sex selection" (page 23).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the Kosovo Agency for Statistics, in 2012, the date of the last census, the male to female gender ratio at birth was 110.7 to 100" (para 123)
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).