So I just want post a hypothetical here, I'm not taking sides, and I don't want this to turn into a debate on ethics. It's just an academic question. I'm asking it here because I don't actually have anyway to contact professors Cohen or Tabarrok. I simply noticed a numbers issue, and I don't really have enough confidence to ask my economics professor at school, since the issue may be a little bit touchy. I think it's a reasonable question but I may be wrong.
In the development economics course, we are introduced to Amartya Sen, who poses the idea of the Missing women (basically there is a ratio of .94 to 1 women to men in China, and if theses were equal there would be 100 million more women). However I noticed there is a ration of 1.05 to 1 women to men in the USA, so (note I'm a little awful at stats, in fact I can't wait for the econometrics course here on MRU) would that mean there are roughly 100 million missing men in the USA? Anyway, even if my mathematical understanding is off, at 1.05/1 the ratio implies a slight skew towards women in the USA (just like 0.94/1 implies a slight skew to Men in China), so by the same logic as applied to the Chinese scenario, there are some men missing in America which would make a parity.
So, is there any research on that topic? Or maybe the research on Missing Women in China could somehow be used to understand the potential topic of Missing Men in America?
Anyway, sorry if I upset anyone with this question, I'm not really sure who else to ask.
Thanks So Much for your time.