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What Logic Is There For The World To Have 3 Times As Many Widows As There Are Wi

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    What Logic Is There For The World To Have 3 Times As Many Widows As There Are Widowers?

  2. pippap profile image86
    pippapposted 8 years ago

    The reason there are 3x as many widows as widowers is that women live longer than men.  This won't change until either men begin living longer than women or both sexes begin to die about the same age.

  3. dabeaner profile image55
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    What pippap sid.  Also, the men tend to be older in a marriage, so that makes widowhood even more likely.  So much for the "growing old together" fantasy women have.

  4. Cayden Ryan profile image56
    Cayden Ryanposted 8 years ago

    guys are quicker to do something lacking common sense, so they are more prone to be incapacitated

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    foreignpressposted 8 years ago

    The widows and their husbands dying off today are of a different generation. It was a generation where there were traditional roles of women staying at home or, at best, working menial jobs. Their men, meanwhile, were the breadwinners working long hours and sometimes in horrendous conditions. Over time, this degree of stress and physical hardship culminates in heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, and other debilitating diseases. Women are catching up, however, as they integrate into stress-related jobs. For example, I'm seeing more women losing their hair, and more women are requiring medications as they get older. But there's also psychological differences that can shorten lifespan. Men tend to take life more seriously than women. That "laughter is the best medicine" is not a joke. And women tend to laugh and be playful more than men. But one can't simply say "men" and "women" either. There are sociological factors that play a large part in lifespan. And consider, too, that Asian men who live in Asia generally live longer than Westernized Asian men. Much of this has to do with diet. Anyway, such questions need to be broken down into ethnicity, area of the country or the world, nature of job, and even genetic makeup to fully understand why one sex lives longer than the other.

  6. ilmdamaily profile image63
    ilmdamailyposted 8 years ago

    Some good reasons here...

    But if we could have more than one woman in our lives, then it might eliminate the problem!

    You can't blame me for trying lol.