Life expectancy may affect when you get married, divorced, have kids Full Text
Major life decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child and attending university may be subconsciously influenced by how long people believe they will live. The longer someone expects to live, the more time they will invest in education. If life expectancy is short, someone may decide to get married and have children sooner, or stick with the partner they are currently with rather than seek a divorce. A branch of evolutionary theory known as life history theory predicts life expectancy to influence major life decisions in humans.