Missing Women and Bare Branches: Gender Balance and Conflict

Hudson, Valerie M and den Boer, Andrea (2005) Missing Women and Bare Branches: Gender Balance and Conflict. Environmental Change and Security Program Report (11). pp. 20-24. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The emerging subfield of “security demographics” examines the linkages between population dynamics and the security trajectories of nation-states. For the last 5 to 10 years, researchers have examined the security aspects of such topics as the demographic transition, the sub-replacement birth rates of developed economies, the proportion of young men as compared to older men in the population, the effects of legal and illegal immigration, and the effects of pandemics such as AIDS and drug-resistant tuberculosis. This paper aims to add the variable of gender balance to the discussion: are societies with an abnormal ratio between men and women less secure?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Andrea den Boer
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2008 15:03
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 10:55
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11409 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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