Too few women to be brides in India and China says The Economist

The Economist says China and India, which together are home to a third of humanity, both face a marriage crisis that will last for generations because of a preference for male babies. There will quite simply be far too few women to go around.

Just five years ago, marriage patterns were normal in both countries (even allowing for the long established one child policy in China). But everything has changed now and the future implications are stark.

In this fascinating video, The Economist explains why the two countries now face a marriage time-bomb. By 2060 there could be more than 160 Chinese and Indian men for every 100 women!

There just won’t be enough brides to go round. And having too few women will bring significant social challenges for both countries. Having a large number of long-term single men is never usually a positive thing for a society.

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