Young Women Have Lowest Level Of Well-Being

In honor of International Woman’s Day, I decided to compare the difference in well-being across gender and age by dissecting the 2018 Temkin Well-Being Index (TWBI). I examined the overall TWBI, as well as the three elements that make up the index—the percentage of consumers who agree that they are:

  • Typically happy
  • Healthy
  • Financially Secure

As you can see in the charts below:

  • Young females have the lowest level of well-being.
  • Males between the ages of 25- and 34-years-old have the highest level of well-being.
  • Both males and females experience a decline in their well-being in their 30’s and 40’s.
  • The largest gender well-being gap is with 25- to 34-year-olds, where males are 13-points higher.
  • Females who are 18- to 34-years-old feel less happy, healthy, and financially secure than males of the same age.
  • Females who are 35-years-old and older are happier than their male peers.
  • At every age level, females feel less financially secure than males.



The bottom line: Lets find ways to raise women’s well-being.

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I am an experience management transformist, helping organizations improve business results by engaging the hearts and minds of their customers, employees, and partners. My "job" is Head of the Qualtrics XM Institute. The Institute is still being established, but our goal is to help organizations around the world thrive by mastering Experience Management (XM). As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. Prior to joining Qualtrics, I was managing partner of Temkin Group (leading CX research, advisory, and training firm), co-founder and chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (, and a VP at Forrester Research. I'm a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Check out my LinkedIn profile:

One thought on “Young Women Have Lowest Level Of Well-Being”

  1. I think you meant “than males” in this sentence: “Females who are 18- to 34-years-old feel less happy, healthy, and financially secure than females of the same age.”

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