Chinese demographers have long believed that some 30 million fewer girls than boys were born during the one-child policy era. Photo: AFP
Chinese demographers have long believed that some 30 million fewer girls than boys were born during the one-child policy era. Photo: AFP

China’s ‘missing women’ theory likely overblown, researchers say

Births of many children, especially girls, were not registered as their parents were trying to avoid punishment under one-child policy, study shows

Chinese demographers have long believed that some 30 million fewer girls than boys were born during the one-child policy era. Photo: AFP
Chinese demographers have long believed that some 30 million fewer girls than boys were born during the one-child policy era. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE