hudson seems to be talking mostly of china and not india (although some of the arguments do apply - i have myself not read the book, but am relying on hudson's interview in the CNN program and the WSJ review of the book. enforcing of the "single child" policy has resulted in couples who are more eager for a son choosing to abort foetuses if they are female (india seems to be no different). the reasons for favoring a male offspring over a female one are primarily social, influenced by economic factors - the reasons that the WSJ review describes seem to be very similar to those prevailing in india. that this domination of numbers by males will lead to a propensity of violence through "gang formation" sounds a bit hokey. but here is what the rediff article says can result due to an imbalance:
What of those, though, who can't find a bride?how then can the skewness be mended - or further skewing controlled? is an increase in education level changing ages old social beliefs and practices about male and female offsprings? i am not quite sure .....
With high unemployment in the north and frustrated young men hanging around street corners, more crimes against women are being committed.
'Violence against women is rising. We'll have more unnatural practices, such as brothers sharing a wife. In a few years, no woman will be safe. There will be abductions and rapes, even of minors. Even married women won't be safe,' says Dr B S Dahiya, a government official in Haryana who is battling illegal sex determination tests.