AC Stereotypes Gender how did 100 000 women disappear

AC Stereotypes Gender how did 100 000 women disappear - How...

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How did 100,000,000 women disappear?   RICK MADONIK/TORONTO STAR Two researchers crunching population statistics have confirmed an unsettling reality. Siwan Anderson and Debraj Ray noticed the ratio of women to men in developing regions and in some cultures is suspiciously below the norm June 06, 2009  NICOLE BAUTE  WWW.THESTAR.COM STAFF REPORTER In India, China and sub-Saharan Africa, millions upon millions of women are missing. They are not lost, but dead: victims of violence,  discrimination and neglect. A University of British Columbia economist is amongst those trying to find them – not the women themselves, who are long gone, but their  numbers and ages, which paint a sad and startling picture of gender discrimination in the developing world. The term "missing women" was coined in 1990, when Indian economist Amartya Sen calculated a shocking figure. In parts of Asia and  Africa, he wrote in  The New York Review of Books , 100 million women who should be alive are not, because of unequal access to medical  care, food and social services. These are excess deaths: women "missing" above and beyond natural mortality rates, compared to their male  counterparts.  Women who are dead because their lives were undervalued. Around the world boys outnumber girls at birth, but in countries where women and men receive equal care, women have proved hardier and  more resistant to disease, and thus live longer. In most of Asia and North Africa, however, Sen found that women die with startlingly higher  frequency. His research began a flutter of activity in academic circles and by 2005, the United Nations produced a much higher estimate for how many  women could be "missing": 200 million.  From her office at the University of British Columbia, economics professor Siwan Anderson has been crunching numbers to try and 
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