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Distorted Sex-Ratio Plays Havoc with Marriage in China (The Economist)

Nov 29, 2017

The Economist published a feature examining the impact of a skewed sex ratio on marriages in the Chinese society, leading to high bride prices.  The article referenced Senior Research Fellow Xiaobo Zhang’s research that estimated that half the increase in country’s saving rate between 1990 and 2007 can be attributed to the rising cost of marriage in a society with too many men.