MALE-TO-FEMALE RATIOS: “BARE BRANCHES” BOOK BY VALERIE HUDSON

June 8, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Posted in Asia, Books, Globalization, History | Leave a comment

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Bare Branches:

The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population

(Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

Valerie M. Hudson (Author), Andrea M. den Boer (Author)

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Winner of the 2004 Otis Dudley Duncan Award presented by the Sociology of Population section of the American Sociological Association (ASA)
Winner in the category of Government & Political Science in the 2004 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc.

Product Description

What happens to a society that has too many men? In this provocative book, Valerie Hudson and Andrea den Boer argue that, historically, high male-to-female ratios often trigger domestic and international violence. Most violent crime is committed by young unmarried males who lack stable social bonds. Although there is not always a direct cause-and-effect relationship, these surplus men often play a crucial role in making violence prevalent within society. Governments sometimes respond to this problem by enlisting young surplus males in military campaigns and high-risk public works projects. Countries with high male-to-female ratios also tend to develop authoritarian political systems.

Hudson and den Boer suggest that the sex ratios of many Asian countries, particularly China and India — which represent almost 40 percent of the world’s population — are being skewed in favor of males on a scale that may be unprecedented in human history.

Through offspring sex selection (often in the form of sex-selective abortion and female infanticide), these countries are acquiring a disproportionate number of low-status young adult males, called “bare branches” by the Chinese.

Hudson and den Boer argue that this surplus male population in Asia’s largest countries threatens domestic stability and international security. The prospects for peace and democracy are dimmed by the growth of bare branches in China and India, and, they maintain, the sex ratios of these countries will have global implications in the twenty-first century.

Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press
  • May 7, 2004
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262083256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262083256

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BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS JUNE 6 2011: BUBBLES

June 8, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, Research | Leave a comment

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Central bankers’ speeches for 6 June now available‏

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Central bankers’ speeches for 6 June 2011

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Patrick Honohan: Publication of the Central Bank of Ireland Annual Report 2010

Eric S Rosengren: A US perspective on strengthening financial stability

Masaaki Shirakawa: Bubbles, demographic change and natural disasters

Petar Goshev: Overview of the Macedonian economy

Øystein Olsen: A changing global economy

Júlia Király: Governance, efficiency and integration in retail payments

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BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS JUNE 8 2011: US ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

June 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, Research, USA | Leave a comment

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Ben S Bernanke: The US economic outlook

Jean-Claude Trichet: The monetary policy of the ECB during the financial crisis

William C Dudley: US economic policy in a global context

Miguel Fernández Ordóñez: Pressing tasks needed to improve Spain’s economy

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi: Private sector involvement – from (good) theory to (bad) practice

José Manuel González-Páramo: The management of the banking sector and the economy – what have we learned about financial markets and regulations?

Paul Tucker: Clearing houses as system risk managers

José De Gregorio: The world economy, foreign exchange tensions, and recent monetary policy making in Chile

Emsley Tromp: The state of Curaçao’s economy – developments and vulnerabilities

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