Human Biology Study Identifies Trade-Off between Motherhood and Longevity

Discussion in 'Human Biology' started by tablet, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

  2. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member


    Men always get off scott free!

    This is the kind of information that needs to be mentioned during health and biology classes. Interesting study though - I wonder if the younger death rate is strictly physical or if there are economic factors involved. Like the fact that the younger a woman is when she has her first child - the more impoverished she is likely to be. Women who are more educated (which wouldn't apply in this case) or more affluent tend to be several years older when they have their first child. (note-this is based on averages)