Max Planck Research Group

Gender Gaps in Health and Survival

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Why do women outlive men?

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In all industrialized countries, women outlive men at all ages, but women show much lower health indices than men of the same age, which is the so-called "male-female-health-survival paradox".   Detailed Description

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.