sex ratio

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sex ratio

[′seks ‚rā·shō]
(biology)
The relative proportion of males and females in a population.
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Family disruption, Sampson hypothesized, gives rise to violence, which reduces the effective gender ratio directly (census takers don't count dead men) and indirectly through imprisonment, which simultaneously hurts male job prospects.
When assessing the differences in the gender ratio by interval length for the 3 females:1 male ratio (Table 2), significant differences were found in the ML in intervals ranging from 30-39 mm and 100-109 mm.
Even though many parts of south and central Delhi also showed poor turnout of women, the problem of low electoral gender ratio was visible mainly in areas neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, where the social set- up was still conservative.
The Maharashtra census 2011 details released yesterday show Mumbai, with the highest literacy rate and economic development fares the worst in gender ratio at 838, followed by 857 in Mumbai Suburban and 880 in the neighbouring Thane township.
Mehrotra, who pioneered the repopulation of Sariska, pointed out that in 2008, too, Ranthambhore had grappled with a skewed gender ratio.
An association between gender ratios and longevity had been established through studies of animals before, but never in humans.
The report found that women's magazines contain more than ten times more ads and articles related to weight loss than men's magazines, which is the same gender ratio reported for eating disorders.
The skewed gender ratio among young clams is an obvious feature of the current study.
While effective at slowing the pace of China's population growth, the policy also skewed the gender ratio, creating unforeseen demographic impacts on Chinese society.
He made the above statement on being asked about FIFA's plans to improve the gender ratio in the male-dominated governance committee, The Guardian reported.
The gender ratio for centenarians fell from 828 women for every 100 men in 2002, to 588 women for every 100 men in 2012.
She said that the Society is important, since it helps balance the gender ratio in the brewing community, brings media attention to craft, and has "inspired a generation of young women to choose beer over wine.