World Happiness Report 2024

Differences in Life Satisfaction among Older Adults in India

World Happiness Report 2024

Ronak Paul, Manacy Pai, Muhammad Thalil and Shobhit Srivastava

India’s older population is the second largest worldwide, with 140 million Indians aged 60 and over, second only to its 250 million Chinese counterparts. Additionally, the average growth rate for Indians aged 60 and above is three times higher than the overall population growth rate of the country. Though population aging reflects social and economic progress, scientists across the globe continue to debate the factors that contribute to quality of life in older age.

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From 2024, the World Happiness Report is a publication of the Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Oxford, UK.