Aspirations!


Aspirations, along with attainments, play an important role in shaping well-being. Early
in adult life women are more likely than men to fulfill their goods and family life
aspirations; their satisfaction in these domains is correspondingly higher; and so too is
their overall happiness. In later life these gender differences turn around. Men come
closer than women to fulfilling their goods and family life aspirations, are more satisfied
with their financial situation and family life, and are the happier of the two genders. An
important factor underlying the turn around in fulfillment of aspirations for goods and
family life is probably the shift over the course of the life cycle in the relative proportion
of women and men in unions.

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