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On Dubner and Levitt’s The Search for 100 Million Missing Women

I found The Search for 100 Million Missing Women, an article written by Dubner and Levitt in 2005, primarily interesting with its catchy and intriguing title. The issue (as intriguing and educational as it was) tackled in the said article, however, was what kept me glued reading it. Dubnet and Levitt (2005) discussed Amartya Sen’s claim of “100 million missing women” in Asia in 1990. Sen thought, with the aide of the measurement tools of economics, of misogyny (hatred of women) as the culprit of the crime. Emily Oster, an Economics graduate from Harvard, widened her perspective and later found what she claimed to be the real cause of the decline of the ratio between men and women – Hepatitis…