THE MISLEADING NOTION, WOMEN POPULATION ARE MORE THAN MEN IS FALLACY

There has always been this conception out there of women population surpassing men, but with a thorough research on this It came to realization that, it has always been a twist, and the whole thing as a tall tale. With such an impression the society and some men have gotten upper hands, been rowdy towards women. As we speak today and according to UN research in 2017, 65million men will be single if the ratio equals 1:1.

As at April 2017, the estimated world population hit a 7.5 billion mark. The world population has grown steadily since the Great Famine of 1315-1317. According to the world’s statistics, there are more men than women in the world today. The United Nations estimates the number of men to approximately 3,776,294,273 while women are estimated to be approximately 3,710,295,643. Approximately, 107 boys are born for every 100 girls born. While there are more men than women from a global perspective, the balance is often flipped in different demographics and geographic locations. Countries in the Middle East and North America have significantly higher men to women ratio. In India, there are 48 million more men than women while China has 42 million men than women.

The World Population Day is often observed on July 11 of every year. It is marked by focusing attention on the pressing issues of an alarming rise in population, women empowerment, and gender equality. The United Nations estimates the world population to be approximately 7.5 billion people with the number likely to hit 8 billion by 2023. The gap between men and women has considerably reduced in the last couple of years. In 2011, the sex ratio in human was about 1:1 with the ratio at birth estimated to be about 107 male children for every 100 girls born. In 2015, the equation came down to about 102 men to 100 women due to higher female fetal mortality, although this value is subject to debate in the scientific community. The sex ratio for the entire world population is 102 males to 100 females in 2017.

On the flip side, countries such as Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, and Armenia have a higher number of women compared to men. Russia has about 87 men for every 100 women while Latvia and Ukraine average about 85 men for every 100 women. Overall, there tend to be more women than men aged over 60 years since women have longer life expectancy compared to their male counterparts.

There are 3,776,294,273 men in the world as against 3,710,295,643 women according to the UN. This means there are 65,998,630 more men than women in this world, so why this perception out there that women are more than men, was it lack of research or refusal to accept the facts?

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