25 Jul Who has the most happiness?
Researchers looked at data spanning several decades, and concluded that after the age of 48, men are generally happier than women.
Men are most miserable in their 20s, but grow more satisfied as they get older, marry and earn more money, they found.
Women on the other hand are happier than men in early adulthood, but the glow wears off with time.
Anke Plagnol, a researcher at the University of Cambridge, and Richard Easterlin, Professor of Economics at University of Southern California looked specifically at the role of unfulfilled desires in a person’s sense of well-being.
They found that overall happiness is most heavily linked to the stability of a person’s family and finances.
To read more about this UK happiness research – click here