Percentage of women in the world. : LUSENET : WorldWoman Discuss : One Thread

I'm researching for a speech and need to know what percentage of the world's population is made up of women. Thankyou

-- Daisy Acres (, December 03, 2000


I think it is infinty abnd beyond. I really don't know please help me out

-- Dominque Davidson (, March 24, 2001.

I'm sure this information is too late to help you but thought I would share the following. (I'm sorry--can't verify the source).

"If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

57 Asians 21 Europeans 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both North & South 8 Africans 52 would be female 48 would be male 70 would be non-white 30 would be white 70 would be non-Christian 30 would be Christian 89 would be heterosexual 11 would be homosexual 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's weath (all from US) 80 would live in substandard housing 70 would be unable to read 50 would suffer from malnutrition 1 would be near death 1 would be near birth 1 (yes only 1) would have a college degree 1 would own a computer

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent."

-- Vicki Bachman (, July 19, 2001.

This most certainly is too late but it is 50%! (In the developed world there are more women than men but in the developing world this is reversed - largely because of China - which of course will not be reflected ub the true stats given the one child rule!)

-- Sangita Shah (, January 22, 2002.

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