How was the study
The researcher analyzed the information that was obtained through annual surveys of respondents under 70 years of age from 132 countries. The results were published on the website of the US Bureau of Economic Research.
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According to David Blanchflower, there is a "curve of misfortune" in all countries – it is the same and resembles the letter U. On average, life dissatisfaction peaked at 47.2 years in countries with the largest economic development and 48.2 in developing countries. “The curve is the same in countries where average wages are high and where low; where people tend to live longer and where they don’t,” Blanchflower writes.
What affects the feeling of unhappiness for a person
Among the investigated parameters of the “age of suffering” were phobias, depression, stress, loneliness, anxiety, panic, self-doubt, depression, restless sleep, inability to overcome difficulties, stress, a feeling of bad luck, deprived and self-humiliation. According to the researcher, the causes of the midlife crisis may be financial crises, the growth of globalization, as well as the rupture of social relations, especially divorce.
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What brings the most happiness
“Marriage brings more happiness than loneliness, and especially more than separation,” the scientist said.
The study demonstrated that a sense of happiness is influenced by society, educational attainment, marital status, and job availability.
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