Britain falls in world happiness rankings – with young people more miserable than older generations

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“Youth, especially in North America, are experiencing a mid-life crisis today,” said Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, a University of Oxford economics professor and one of the report’s editors.

But Dr De Neve said a range of factors was likely to be lowering young peoples’ happiness, including increased polarisation over social issues, negative aspects of social media, and economic inequality that made it harder for young people to afford their own homes than in the past.