Long and Happy Lives

The Happiness Research Institute, 2022

Can we support increased life expectancy with increased wellbeing, or is loneliness the price we must pay for longer life?

What are the primary challenges we face as a society to promote successful aging today, and how will they evolve over the next three decades? Can we even afford to pay the socioeconomic price of unhappiness?


These are issues we try to shed light on in this report by investigating the link between subjective wellbeing and 26 different life conditions for adults over 50 years old. We hope it will spark new ideas and discussions about how to secure quality of life in aging societies

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Long and Happy Lives

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