Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Fifty million missing Asian women are found...

... and the credibility of child psychologists takes a beating too, all via one short article by Dubner & Levitt at Slate.

Hey, why is it individual economists who first note all these women are missing, and then go get the explanation?

Shouldn't the World Health Organization and other such big, official, tax-dollar financed agencies notice population discrepancies running in eight and nine digits?

They can't afford to occasionally hire an economist to do a little freelance analysis for them?