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The number of the widows is higheras those the widower. This is under the higher life expectancy of women and the disparity in age with the marriage (women are usually younger than their men).
In times of war the number of widows becomes larger relative to the widowers, so long the war itself not upthe population of homeland concentrated and so long the burden of the participation in fighting is not evenly between soldiers and soldiers distributed.
Literarily the topic of the widow is taken up for example in the “merry widow” by Franz Lehar: the rich lady is hot umschwärmt.
Frequently widows use the widow existence,in order to live after the death of their man in larger liberty, also larger financial liberty.Peace Springer inherited the Axel Springer publishing house after the death of its man. It is today Managerin of the Axel Springer of publishing house and however business guide that Springer getting thing.
On the other hand have in some societiesin developing countries widows, above all childless, a lower social status than wives. In extreme cases the life of a widow is considered as worthless, which is expressed in customs like the widow burn ( Sutee or Sati), which is illegaly maintained even today still occasionally in India.