Thursday, September 30, 2021

Life Expectancy - I Learned Something New

I learned something new this week. Something unexpected. The gap between male and female life expectancy has only existed for since the late 1800s. I had always thought it was biological. 

Why? I can only speculate. It could be because of:

  • Greater advancement in women's health care vs. men's.
  • Higher level of smoking by men.
  • Reduced stress for women due to societal pressure put on men to be financially responsible and protect the family and society. 
Or maybe all three. 

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