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Subjective Well-being

Happiness and Age, World, 2012, from "Why Aging and Working Makes us Happy in 4 Charts" by Carol Graham

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This Happiness & Age Chart Will Leave You With a Smile (Literally)

March 28, 2014, Fred Dews

In "Why Aging and Working Makes us Happy in 4 Charts," Carol Graham describes a research paper in which she and co-author Milena Nikolova examine determinants of subjective well-being beyond traditional income measures. One of these is the relationship between age and happiness, a chart of which resembles, remarkably, a smile.

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