Increasing female feticide in India could spark a demographic crisis where fewer women in society will result in a rise in sexual violence and child abuse as well as wife-sharing, the United Nations warned. [source, source]
“Wife-sharing”? Don’t they mean “polyandry”?
It seems an open question whether a gender imbalance will increase the status of women. It might at least make wife burning a little less common, since it would be harder to go out and get another one. One would think that dowry’s would become much smaller, since again the option is not getting your son married off. On the other hand, culture imperatives can resist reality for quite a while.