Armenia’s female population hits record high on global scale – report
Armenia’s female population hits record high on global scale – report –
The finding was published by the Washington Post which cited the United Nations’ estimates for 2015.
Along with Armenia, other countries with the largest female populations turn out to be Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine. Those countries are also reported to be leading world statistics in the life-expectancy gap between men and women.
“The national differences between male and female populations change with age. In Russia, for example, the gender ratio is clearly divided by age groups. There are more new-born boys than girls in Russia each year. Men continue to outnumber women until the age of 31. But from the age of 32, there are more females than males, with the gap growing wider every year.
“Much of the gender discrepancy can be explained by history. The demographics in the former Soviet Union have been greatly influenced by its history during the 2oth century. According to the very first census conducted in Russia 1897, there were 98.9 men for every 100 women. It almost matches today’s gender ratio in the US,” reads the report.