female life, but from her partial and unhappy distribution of what she has. In England
the sexes find a natural level.
One county or one province is no richer than another.
has about the same average as Cheshire
the same average as Provence
the same average as the Rhine
In every region there is a slight excess of female life.
Not so in the United States
While the republic as a whole is poor, nearly half the States are rich, some of them over-rich.
In seventeen states, and in the district of Columbia, there are more women than men. In some of these states the difference is slight.
For instance, in the great State of Pennsylvania
, counting more than three million five hundred thousand souls, there is a difference in the sexes of only one in the thousand souls.
show the same result.
there is a difference of three; in New Jersey
of seven; in Tennessee
of nine, in each thousand souls.
But in several of the older states, the excess of female numbers runs very high; in some beyond that of Great Britain
In every thousand souls of the United Kingdom, there are four hundred and eighty-six