Over 55s in the UK are on average significantly happier with their lives that younger people, a new report suggests. Carnegie UK measured scores for social, economic, environmental and democratic wellbeing. Taken together the results showed the 55 plus group six points more contented than those aged 16-34 – and five points more satisfied that the 35-54 age group. But, perhaps surprisingly given the likellihood of more health problems with advancing age , analysts did not find significant differences in scores for people in the 55-64, 65-74 and 75 plus brackets.

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