According to a Swedish study conducted by experts at the Stockholm University, men who marry clever women are more likely to live longer. The study that was conducted on 1.5 million people, found that a woman’s level of education was more important than a man’s level of education, when it comes to living a long life.
The experts suggested that women who’re more educated are aware of healthy diets and medical treatments, thereby influencing their partner’s lifespan. Women traditionally take more responsibility of their home than men do, and, as a result, a woman’s education might be more important for the family. If highly educated women easily understand the plethora of advice about healthy lifestyles, a woman’s education could have a substantial influence on the health of her partner. Women with higher education may be able to receive better medical treatment, which may also be true for men.
The research examined data from the 1990 Swedish Census on 1.5 million working people aged 30 to 59. Information on causes of death, including cancer and circulatory diseases like heart disease and stroke, was then examined for the following 13-year period. The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, found that while women’s education was an important factor in the longevity of a couple, it was the man’s income, and not education, that was important. The experts found that a man’s income influenced death rates for both sexes, since men stand for the major part of the family income and thus the material standard of the family.
Courtesy – The Telegraph