Gen Z already facing ‘midlife crisis’ in their 20s

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One of the key findings from the report is that happiness rankings differ between age groups with Americans under the age of 30 coming in 62nd out of 143 countries.

Editor of the report and director of the Wellbeing Research Centre, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, highlighted the ‘disconcerting drops in youth happiness, especially in North America and Western Europe’ as though it had ‘fallen off a cliff’.

“To think in some parts of the world children are already experiencing the equivalent of a midlife crisis demands immediate policy action,” he added.