CENSUS: The Women

For every 100 females in the U.S. in 1900, there were 104.4 males, and the females pretty much had things that way for half a century. Then, in 1950, the U.S. Census disclosed that this state of affairs was changing: there were only 99.2 men for every 100 women. Last week the bureau, closing its books on its July 1, 1956 re-estimate of the population, proved that women's ascendancy was no idle boost. The new findings: for every 100 females there are 98.4 men, a further drop in the ratio, caused partly by the continuing trend of female longevity,...

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