sex-selective abortion and demography: lots of links
There is quite a discussion going on about the shifting global demographics due to gender-selective abortion.
Here are some links for anyone interested (feel free to provide additional ones):
Mara Hvistendahl (2011). Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. PublicAffairs.
Valerie Hudson and Andrea Den Boer (2005). Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population. MIT Press.
Amartya Sen (2003). Missing women—revisited: Reduction in female mortality has been counterbalanced by sex selective abortions. British Medical Journal.
Hesketh & Ching. (2005). The Effect of China’s One-Child Family Policy after 25 Years. New England Journal of Medicine.
Hesketh & Ching. (2006). Abnormal Sex Ratios in Human Populations: Causes and Consequences. PNAS.
Christophe Guilmoto (2009). The Sex Ratio in Transition in Asia, Population and Development Review.
Wikipedia entry for sex-selective abortion.
Some back-and-forth between Ross Douthat and Mara Hvistendahl.
Ross Douthat, 160 million and counting.
Mara Hvistendahl, Blaming abortion for disappearing girls.
Ross Douthat, Patriarchy, Liberty and the 160 Million.