Men get happier in life until late 60s
Researchers have found that men experience increasing happiness until late 60s.
The researchers, who wanted to measure how happiness and emotions change in men as they grow older, looked at over 1,300 men between the ages of 53 and 85 and studied the mens' perceptions of their happiness, the Huffington Post reported.
Researchers at Boston University and Oregon State University found that around 80 percent of men felt steadily increasing happiness starting in their early 50s, but it lasted only until they were about 65 or 70.
However, 20 percent of men reported an upswing in their happiness after 65 or 70.
According to the researchers led by Carolyn Aldwin of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State, happiness levels in older age are dictated by how people react to life's upsets.
The study was published by London School of Economics.
(Posted on 25-02-2014)