- 15+ aged general public, 30 EU nations, 2008-2013
- Survey name
- EU-ESS 4-6, 2008-2012
- N = 155500
- Non Response
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Our Classification
- Current age in years
Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness keeps falling with growing age, decine is lower at higher ages.
- objective income
When only controlling for income and education the lowest happiness level in life-time is at a much higher age for females (64.5) than for males (56.3)
- self-perceived health
When controlling for health the U-shape pattern is more pronounced, i.e. the age of the lowest level of happiness in lifetime is much earlier (40-50), while there is no turning point at old age: happiness keeps rising, even higher than at the age of 15.