7 Spouse selection was based on family needs and the socioeconomic status of the potential mate, rather than love or attraction. A study in 1990 attributed the high preponderance of reported male births in mainland China to four main causes: diseases which affect females more severely than males; the result of widespread under-reporting of female births; 53 the illegal practice of sex-selective abortion made possible. Researchers explored the potential effect in a new study, published Thursday.
A b Palmer, Michael (September 2007). Cinderella's Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding. 81 A major component of the campaign was the rehabilitation program in which prostitutes and trafficked women were provided "medical treatment, thought reform, job training, and family reintegration." 81 Since the economic reform in 1979, sex trafficking and other social vices have revived.