An estimated 2000 Chinese and Indian female unborn children were aborted between 19, and a shortage can be traced back as far as 1980.
Other economists, notably Emily Oster, have questioned Sen's explanation, and argued that the shortfall was due to a higher prevalence of the hepatitis B virus in Asia compared to Europe; however, her later research established that Hepatitis B cannot account for more than an insignificant fraction of the missing women.
It is argued that technologies that enable prenatal sex selection, which have been commercially available since the 1970s, are a large impetus for missing female children. Sen originally estimated that more than a hundred million women were "missing." Later researchers found differing numbers, with most recent estimates around ninety to 101 million women.
However, the disparity has also been found in Chinese and Indian immigrant communities in the United States, albeit to a far lesser degree than in Asia.
I love her to bits and want to be with her forever."I can't imagine going back to a human being.
I want to be buried with her and take her to heaven."REMOVABLE HEAD Around 2,000 of the life-like dolls - which cost from US$6,000 and come with adjustable fingers, removable head and genitals - are sold each year in Japan, according to industry insiders."Technology has come a long way since those nasty inflatable dolls in the 1970s," noted Hideo Tsuchiya, managing director of doll maker Orient Industry.
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"I was looking for someone I can build a meaningful relationship and I was so tired of the bar and lounge scene because I think single people are there for the wrong reasons.
Ozaki is one of an increasing number of Japanese men turning to rubber romance in a country that's lost its mojo.
He also admits to being turned off by human relationships."Japanese women are cold-hearted," he said while on a seaside stroll with his silicone squeeze."They're very selfish.
In addition to the health and wellbeing of women, the missing women phenomenon has led to an excess of males in society and an imperfectly balanced marriage market.