Women may not live longer than men after all – study
A study has called into question the long-held belief that women outlive men, especially men who are married or have a university degree.
The analysis spanning two centuries across all continents concluded that although men have a lower life expectancy than the opposite sex, they have a “substantial chance of outliving females”.
Between 25% and 50% of men have outlived women, according to the academics in Denmark, who highlighted that large differences in life expectancy sometimes mask substantial overlaps in lifespan between the sexes, and that summarising the average length of life can be a “simplistic measure”.
The actual finding is that posh men sometimes to often outlive non-posh women. Which, given that the variation in human lifespan is greater than the difference in gender average lifespan is exactly what we would expect, isn’t it.