In honor of International Woman’s Day, I decided to compare the difference in well-being across gender and age by dissecting the 2018 Temkin Well-Being Index (TWBI). I examined the overall TWBI, as well as the three elements that make up the index—the percentage of consumers who agree that they are:

  • Typically happy
  • Healthy
  • Financially Secure

As you can see in the charts below:

  • Young females have the lowest level of well-being.
  • Males between the ages of 25- and 34-years-old have the highest level of well-being.
  • Both males and females experience a decline in their well-being in their 30’s and 40’s.
  • The largest gender well-being gap is with 25- to 34-year-olds, where males are 13-points higher.
  • Females who are 18- to 34-years-old feel less happy, healthy, and financially secure than males of the same age.
  • Females who are 35-years-old and older are happier than their male peers.
  • At every age level, females feel less financially secure than males.

The bottom line: Let’s find ways to raise women’s well-being.

Categories : Human Behavior