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Marriage is more beneficial for men than for women, at least for those who want a long life.

May 13

Previous studies have shown that men with younger wives live longer. While it had long been assumed that women with younger husbands also live longer, in a new study Sven Drefahl from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, has shown that this is not the case. Instead, the greater the age difference from the husband, the lower the wife’s life expectancy. This is the case irrespective of whether the woman is younger or older than her spouse.

via Downside of marriage for women: The greater a wife’s age gap from her husband, the lower her life expectancy.

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