The year 2022 got off to a rough start. The war between Russia and Ukraine has hit the whole world, and prices are going up for everything. Europe’s political and economic instability is getting worse, and in several countries, women have been sexually harassed by immigrants. Sexual harassment is most common in Germany and Sweden, which take in the most refugees.
Most of the refugees who come to Europe are men, young men, or young men from cultures that don’t believe in equal rights for men and women like Europe does. From The Economist’s chart below, we can see that between 60% and 90% of immigrants in different countries are men, and that most of them are young people between the ages of 18 and 34. Whether it’s because families are more likely to let men take risks, men are more likely to stay in Europe, find work, and bring their families over.
It’s only a matter of time before something happens in a group of gender imbalance. Too many young men get together, and one of the results is that crime in the area goes up.
A research published in 2013 used data from China’s provinces from 1988 to 2004 and found that for every 1% increase in the sex ratio among young people aged 16 to 25, the rate of violent crime and property crime went up by 3.4%. During the study years, the sex ratio went up by 4%. Because of this, the crime rate went up by 4 times 3.4, which is 13.6%. With the overall crime rate going up by 82.4%, this means that the rise in crime caused by the rise in the number of singular men accounts for up to 16% of all crimes (13.6/82.4).
The article talks about how a higher ratio of men to women affects crime rates in a number of ways. First, men are more likely to commit crimes than women, this makes the number of crimes go up, even though the effect is small. At the same time, a higher sex ratio means that fewer men can get married. This makes men compete harder for women and may lead them to spend more money on riskier activities. Lastly, men act better when they know they are less likely to get married.
A study from 1996 looks at how men buy lottery tickets when the biggest prize is “a wife.” When there are more men than women, the money a man spends on the lottery goes up. When the sex ratio gets too high, the value of lottery winnings goes down, and men look for other things to do with their lives.
The research focuses mostly on how the ratio of men to women affects crime rates, but it also looks at how the ratio of men to women affects education, the job market, and a family’s ability to negotiate. The results showed that for every 10% increase in the sex ratio, the difference between how long men and women spend cooking, washing, and watching children at home decreased by an average of 0.8 hours per week, 0.2 hours per week, and 2 hours per week, respectively. In the same way, the difference between men’s and women’s voices in buying big things for the home (like TVs) was cut by 9%.
The problems with excess men not only occur when they are teenagers but also happen when they get old. They don’t have wives or children to support them; they are very vulnerable to things like lower incomes or illness, and their savings and social security can’t cover their old age costs. We need to pay close attention to their lives and the problem of caring for the elderly.