China Has 44 Million Missing Women

1112 words - 5 pages

Yihan Xu
Outline for explain &engage speech
03/15/2013
China has 44 million missing women
I. Introduction
A. As everyone knows, China is the world’s most populous country, however, because of the increasing number of the missing women, the growth rate of population is decreasing each year.
B. Among all the missing women, girls at our age take a big proportion.
C. China has a large amount of missing women, which has important social consequences and economic consequences down the line.
D. According to the World Bank’s 2012 World Development report, there are 44 million missing women in China, which not only break the gender balance but also affect the social stability in ...view middle of the document...

C. Now let’s see the social impacts of the issue.

III. The increasing amount of missing women and girls in China not only breaks the gender balance but also affects the social stability in China.
A. Recent studies suggest that over 40 million girls and women are “missing” in China, an increasing proportion of men will be unable to find a bride, and will face old age without the support of a wife and children.

1. According to Washington times, January 27, 2010, “Recently, the government-backed Chinese Academy of Social Services (CASS) predicts that 24 million Chinese men might not be able to find brides in 2020.” (Cheryl Wetzstein, 2010)
2. According to Washington times, January 27, 2010, “Chinese boys now outnumber Chinese girls by the millions, and the impact of the lopsided sex imbalance is starting to spill beyond China’s borders.” (Cheryl Wetzstein, 2010)
B. Because of the increasing number of missing women, China has unequal sex ratio.
1. According to the United Nations (2011), in 2010 the world’s population consisted of 3,478 million males and 3,418 million females, giving a nearly equal sex ratio of 1.017. (Tim Dyson, 2012)
2. According to the annual review of sociology “The impact of this on population sex ratios has been reinforced by the recent spread of sex-selective abortion. Especially in China, there is an unusually large number of boys relative to girls.” (Tim Dyson, 2012)
C. Let’s see what the Chinese Government do now to solve these problems.

IV. Chinese officials plan to enforce those laws, as well as try to change Chinese “son-preferential ideologies”.
A. China’s one child policy limit China’s population growth.
1. “World Bank researchers found that China should have had 1.2 million more baby girls than were actually born in 2008.” (Carolynne Wheeler, 2011)
2. According to China’s own census last year, its birth rate is now an alarmingly distorted 118 boys per 100 girls. (Carolynne Wheeler, 2011)
B. Chinese officials repeatedly reaffirm the one-child policy, but also appear to be tinkering with it.
1. Last summer, faced with a stunningly anemic 0.88 children per woman birthrate...

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