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Scarce Women and Surplus Men in China and India

Macro Demographics versus Local Dynamics

  • Provides insight in the complex interaction between socio-economic, political, cultural and demographic factors and processes in China and India

  • Includes the latest primary data gathered using ethnographic methods

  • Based on micro-level empirical analyses

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

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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 discusses 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 perspective. As such this book will be of interest to scholars and students in population studies, sociology, international development, gender studies, and Asian studies. 

Keywords

  • China and India
  • Demographic Pyramids and Imbalance
  • Households and Inequality
  • Marriage Exclusion and Masculinity
  • Partner Selection
  • Sex Ratio

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

    Sharada Srinivasan

  • Institute for Population and Dev’t Studi, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

    Shuzhuo Li

About the editors

Sharada Srinivasan is Associate Professor of International Development and the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph, Canada. Her research is located within the broad field of gender and development, focusing on gender-based discrimination and violence including young people’s experiences of them. She has worked on the issue of daughter elimination in India for about 15 years examining various facets of the phenomenon. She recently completed research on the consequences of daughter deficit in India, and on the prevalence of son preference and daughter aversion among Canadian Punjabis. Current areas of research include: The Social Sciences Humanities Research Canada (SSHRC)-funded four year research on young people's pathways into farming in Canada, China, India and Indonesia; and relative contributions of daughters and sons to their elderly parents' well-being in India.

Shuzhuo Li is currently Changjiang Professor of Population and Social Policy Studies, Director of the Institute for Population and Development Studies, Director of the Center for Population and Social Policy Research, Co-director of the Center for Aging and Health Research, the Chief Scientist of the Shaanxi Collaborative Innovation Center for Social Governance and Social Policy Research, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. He is also a consulting professor at the Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford University. His research is focused on population and social development as well as public policies in contemporary transitional China, including population policies, aging and old-age support, rural-urban migrants and social integration, gender imbalance and sustainable social development, ecosystem services and human wellbeing. He has published numerous papers and books, and has won many honors and prizes, including the Fudan Management Award in 2011.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Scarce Women and Surplus Men in China and India

  • Book Subtitle: Macro Demographics versus Local Dynamics

  • Editors: Sharada Srinivasan, Shuzhuo Li

  • Series Title: Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63275-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-63274-2Published: 09 November 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87515-6Published: 28 August 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-63275-9Published: 31 October 2017

  • Series ISSN: 2543-0041

  • Series E-ISSN: 2543-0068

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 164

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Demography, Population Economics, Gender Studies

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eBook USD 39.99
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Softcover Book USD 54.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 54.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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