Fewer women in W. Europe: female deficit or male surplus?

HERBERT NEUBAUER

(L-R) Cast members Austrian actresses Nina Proll and Martina Ebm, German actress Adina Vetter and Swedish actress Maria Koestlinger pose during the presentation of the second season of the television series 'Vorstadtweiber' (Suburbian Women) in Vienna, Austria, 23 November 2015.

Rich countries have fewer women, with an unknown effect for their politics, policies, and norms


Sweden has 12,000 more men than women since 2015.

This demographic phenomenon was first observed in March 2015, for the first time since record-keeping began in 1749. By March 2016 the “male surplus” was surging impressively, if not dramatically: a year ago there were 277 more men than women in Sweden; there are now 12,000. By year’s end, Sweden could reach a 15% males surplus in the 15-19 age group (115 men for every 100 women).

The natural birth rate is historically 105 boys for every 10...


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