Which is the weaker sex? : A study of the differential mortality of males and females in Australia
During the course of the 20th century, mortality patterns in the developed countries have been characterized by a persistent widening of the gap in survival between the sexes. From a female advantage in longevity at birth of about two to three years around the turn of the century, the sex differential in many countries has increased to the point where females now enjoy an expected lifespan of six to seven years more than that of males. This thesis has been an investigation of the widening...[Show more]
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