What age are you the happiest? A recent report reveals the age most Aussies are satisfied with their lives, and some of the findings may surprise you.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies have just released a report depicting the age we are most happy in life, based on a study of 27,000 participants over the course of 12 years.
It was found that teens and those in their late 70's are the happiest, whereas happiness levels were found to plummet in the early 20's and stay there for around three decades.
Events such as having a child were found to result in dual effects. An increase in happiness before the child is born, followed by a decrease after the birth.
Moving out of home produced a temporary spruce in happiness for young adults, as well as the onset of retirement.
Negative events such as the death of a spouse, divorce or end of a relationship were naturally found to significantly decrease one's happiness levels.
Overall men were found to be happier than women in their teens, and an overall happiness rating for all Australians averaging at 7 out of 10.
The full study can be found here.
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