Similarly, it ranges from to for rural areas of Haryana and Kerala, respectively. More About This Work. Click here to read the Mint ePaper Livemint. The latest report is its fourth in the series. In fact, the natural sex ratio of this species is five females to one male.
In India, it is especially significant because the ratio is skewed towards men. Why does it matter? In Novembera report from the Asian Centre for Human Rights noted that between and2, cases of infanticide were registered in India, against 2, cases of abortion under the PC-PNDT, even though abortions outnumber infanticides today.
Discrimination against female starts with their birth and continues throughout their lives. The important factor for the declining sex ratio is female foeticide, extreme poverty, dowry and preference of male child in society.
Several species of reptiles have temperature-dependent sex determinationwhere incubation temperature of eggs determines the sex of the individual. Journal of Avian Biology. I show that increases in the male to female sex ratio at birth are associated with a decrease in educational attainment, age at marriage, and labor force participation rates, and an increase in spouse's age for women relative to men.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Countries with more males than females. Join Livemint channel in your Telegram and stay updated. Nature Communications.