Over-fifties increasingly happy

29th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

29 November 2007, AMSTERDAM – People aged 50 and over are increasingly content with their lives. People in this age bracket are happier with their lives than their peers were a decade ago. While people aged 20 to 49 are more driven by wealth and career, over-fifties depend on good health and inner balance for their happiness.

29 November 2007

AMSTERDAM – People aged 50 and over are increasingly content with their lives. People in this age bracket are happier with their lives than their peers were a decade ago. While people aged 20 to 49 are more driven by wealth and career, over-fifties depend on good health and inner balance for their happiness.

This has emerged from a study published on Thursday by the Expertise Centre 50+.

There are about 5 million Dutch people over the age of 50 at the moment. That will be 7 million in the year 2025, and no less than 43 percent of the population.

The researchers said that this group is becoming increasingly important commercially. They have more to spend and are less concerned with price than they used to be.

It is also remarkable that seniors with children at home score lower on the happiness curve than the "empty nesters." People over 50 are feeling more energetic in general, worry less about their appearance, feel less pressure to perform, and are more relaxed than younger Dutch people.

The Expertise Centre 50+ wants to promote the emancipation of its target group and collects information for governments, advertisers and others.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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