Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fascinating Factoid


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3 comments:

Tom Holzman said...

I am not surprised. I think that at age 55 in France, many peoples' kids have grown up and flown the nest. Lots of folks are close to retirement. Both of these events increase satisfaction for most people. Before that, life can be quite difficult and stressful, particularly during the years when the children are growing up. The ages between 30 and 50 would be the most stressful. So, as the age increases from 55, and more people are retired and have grown children and maybe grandkids, they experience more satisfaction until their health begins to fail. I am not surprised by the graph.

Unknown said...

I expect the Beatles to concur with the French. Hopefully I will when I am sixty-four.

Leo said...

And all you wanted to know on this item here:

http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/docs_ffc/ref/FPORSOC08n.PDF

Usually, I disagree with INSEE's studies and statistics. Even my personal CPI is 500 basis points higher than their "official" figure.
But here, they are right on the button. I'm 65 and have never felt happier.

And Tom explains it all.