March 25, 2016 – Women live longer in comparison to men
According to a recent study, women continue to have a longer life expectancy than men, but they are now living worse and suffering more disabilities in their old age.
The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, was conducted by Vicki Freedman of the University of Michigan, Douglas Wolf of Syracuse University and Brenda Spillman of the Urban Institute.
“Just a few decades ago, older women used to live more years than men without needing help taking care of themselves or managing basic household activities,” Freedman said. “But that does not appear to be the case anymore.”