Even if more boys than girls are born, at a ratio of 106 to 100, war, hard work and unhealthy living have caused men to die younger.
Now, given that living conditions for men and women are evening out, the longevity discrepancy is shrinking. Thirty years ago women lived 6.4 years longer than men. Today that number is 4.7, and in another 30 years is expected to go down to two years.
Furthermore, more men than women immigrate to Sweden, writes TT, citing an article in newspaper Sydsvenskan.
Statistics Sweden predicts that the 2,225 surplus of women on December 31, 2014, will be replaced by an excess of 4,700 men on the last day of the year in 2015.
In 2020, 38,200 more men than women are expected to be registered in Sweden.