Recently the Brookings Institution’s Carol Graham looked at the relationship between age and happiness around the world, as measured by the Gallup World Poll conducted from 2011 to 2013. Graham describes it as “a U-shaped curve, with the low point in happiness being at roughly age 40 around the world.”
The takeaway? Once we’ve passed a certain point, “things get better as we age, as long as we are reasonably healthy (age-adjusted) and in a stable partnership.”
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