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Middle Age Misery Peaks at Age of 47.2, Economist Says

  • New study says ‘happiness curve’ exists around the world
  • Research has relevance because of focus on mental health
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Why Middle Age Misery Peaks at Age of 47.2

Middle age is miserable, according to a new economic study which pinpoints 47.2 years old as the moment of peak unhappiness in the developed world.

Dartmouth College Professor David Blanchflower, a former Bank of England policy maker, studied data across 132 countries to measure the relationship between wellbeing and age.