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By a thorough and comprehensive analysis, the author explores the causes of the well-documented disparity between survival of men and that of women and the reasons for the widening sex differential. Using data from three countries—the United States, England and Wales, and New Zealand—he carefully examines the several factors contributing to this remarkable trend. Some have tended to reduce the sex disparity and mortality, while others have tended to enlarge the divergence, with the net effect being to increase substantially the differences between the sexes in all three countries.
The initial three chapters introduce the general subject, review the basic
The Changing Sex Differential in Mortality. International Population and Urban Research University of California, Berkeley. Studies in Population and Urban Demography No. 1.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:911–912. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-911_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):911-912.
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