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Women Are Antidote to China’s Old Boys’ Club: William Pesek

June 29 (Bloomberg) -- It’s a man’s world. That’s something, for better or worse, women in Asia can tell you. Japan and South Korea underutilize women with little regard for how it constrains growth. The Philippines sends all too many of them abroad as domestics to ship money home and support an inefficient economy. A preference for boys in India and elsewhere leads to elective abortion of female fetuses. Indonesia and Malaysia face creeping Islamization, which can compel women to cover up and retreat from public life.

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