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Women who are not married and do not have children are the happiest group in the population, a prominent expert in happiness has said. Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics, said unmarried and childless women are also likely to outlive their married child-rearing counterparts and are healthier than them. Speaking at the Hay festival on Saturday, Mr Dolan said the latest data demonstrated that long-established, traditional symbols of success did not necessarily correlate with happiness levels.
She, on the other hand, has to put up with that, and she dies sooner than if she never married.
The healthiest and happiest population subgroup are women who never married or had children". The study discovered levels of happiness reported by those who were married was higher than those who do not have spouses, but only when their husband or wife was in the room. People who were not married reported lower levels of misery than married individuals who were asked when their spouse was not present.
Other studies have measured some financial and health benefits in being married for both men and women on average, which Mr Dolan said could be ascribed to higher incomes and emotional support, allowing married people to take risks and seek medical help.
But middle-aged married women were at higher risk of physical and mental conditions than their single peers. In spite of the advantages of an unmarried childless existence for women, Mr Dolan said the fact marriage and children were seen to be traditional, established emblems of success meant the stigma could cause some single women to feel unhappy.
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Unmarried, childless women are happiest people of all, says expert