Men, women, age and happiness

Men, women, age and happiness

SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) – Young women are happier than their male peers, but as the years roll by and they become less able to achieve lasting love and financial goals, women often end up the sadder sex, according to an international study.

The research, by Anke Plagnol of the University of Cambridge in England and University of Southern California economist Richard Easterlin, used data spanning several decades about U.S. men and women to examine the role of unfulfilled desires.

The study found that when it comes to family and finances, women are, on average, happier than men in early adulthood, but after the age of 48, men’s overall happiness exceeds women’s happiness.

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