project

DefiChine

Male bachelors' living conditions, sexuality and gender roles in a context of reduced availibility of female partners in China
French National Research Agency (ANR)
  • Funder: French National Research Agency (ANR)Project code: ANR-13-BSH1-0006
  • Funder Contribution: 246,688 EUR
Description
China’s population has a characteristic that is shared by very few countries in the world, namely a higher proportion of men than women. Another specific feature is that this male majority has increased over the past decades, with China being now the country with the highest proportion of men in the world after India. _x000D_ _x000D_ Furthermore, China’s numerical imbalance between the sexes is an unprecedented situation in the documented history of human populations, both in scale and its lasting impact on the number and structure of the population. But while the demographic consequences of a numerical imbalance between men and women are well identified and doc...
Description
China’s population has a characteristic that is shared by very few countries in the world, namely a higher proportion of men than women. Another specific feature is that this male majority has increased over the past decades, with China being now the country with the highest proportion of men in the world after India. _x000D_ _x000D_ Furthermore, China’s numerical imbalance between the sexes is an unprecedented situation in the documented history of human populations, both in scale and its lasting impact on the number and structure of the population. But while the demographic consequences of a numerical imbalance between men and women are well identified and doc...
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