Chinese Parents Hope For Daughters After Glut Of Sons

From Telegraph:

China’s has produced a calamitous glut of men, but an increasing number of are now hoping their only child is a girl.

The country has 32 million more young men than women, a situation that is already leading to an increase in prostitution and sex crimes.

However, in the country’s enormous cities, the huge cost of raising a son has meant that for many families, daughters now make more economic sense.

In Shanghai, government researchers questioned almost 3,500 prospective parents. Of those, more than 12 per cent said they were hoping for a boy, while more than 15 per cent wanted a girl.

August 3, 2009, 5:08 AM
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