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Skewed Sex Ratios

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Gender Bias in Past and Future in Asia is a series of seminars addressing the increasingly unbalanced sex ratio of Chin's population, with comparisons to male-biased populations in late imperial China and in present-day India. The seminars will bring together cultural, historical, demographic and policy experts to generate productive discussion on topcis such as:
* What are the demographic adn economic prospects for men and women in a heavily gender-biased population?
* Can a modern social welfare net mediate the effects of male bias on people's prospects?
* Is it possible to construct models for the effects of economic and social inverventions on future sex ratios?
* What are teh implications for policy solutions of the fact that these problems have such deep cultural and historical roots?

AGENDA FOR THE FIRST SEMINAR

9AM-NOON
Marcus W. Feldman (Stanford University) - introcution of speakers
- Li Shuzhuo (Xi'an Jiaotong Univeristy)
- Monica Das Gupta (World Bank)
- Arthur P. Wolf (Stanford University)

NOON-2PM LUNCH BREAK

2PM-4PM
Melissa J. Brown (Stanford University) - Introduction
Respondents:
- Stevan Harrell (University of Washington, Seattle)
- Michelle King (University of North Carolina)
- Anjini Kochar (Stanford University)

 

Friday, October 08, 2010 | 9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center.

The Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies
Stanford Humanities Center