Scarce Women and Surplus Men in China and India

Macro Demographics versus Local Dynamics

  • Sharada Srinivasan
  • Shuzhuo Li

Part of the Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development book series (DTSD, volume 8)

About this book


This volume documents how families, communities and some groups (single men, young ‘scarce’ women, parents) adapt and adjust to recent demographic shifts in China and India. It discuss how demographic change interacts with other processes of change, including changes with respect to economic development and globalization, gender, class, caste, families, migration and work. The chapters offer micro-level analyses contextualized in larger processes of change and push further existing understandings of the consequences of the demographic imbalance between men and women in China and/or India, particularly from a gender/ feminist perspective. As such this book will be of interest to scholars and students in population studies, sociology, international development, gender studies, and Asian studies. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sharada Srinivasan
    • 1
  • Shuzhuo Li
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Institute for Population and Dev’t StudiXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63274-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63275-9
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