Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men
By Mara Hvistendahl
(PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781610391511, 336pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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A shocking exposé of the causes of Asia's massive gender imbalance and its consequences across the globe
Mara Hvistendahl's writing has appeared in Harper's, The New Republic, Scientific American, the Financial Times magazine, Popular Science, Foreign Policy, and the Los Angeles Times. A correspondent for the Chronicle of Higher Education and former contributing editor at Seed magazine, Mara has won an Education Writers Association award and been nominated for the Newswomen's Club of New York Front Page Award. She first lived in Asia over a decade ago, when her studies took her to Beijing. She has spent half of the years since then in China, a base from which she reported extensively from around the continent.