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'm an experience (XM) management catalyst; helping organizations improve results by engaging the hearts and minds of their employees, customers, and partners. I enjoy researching and speaking about leading-edge XM topics. I lead the Qualtrics XM Institute, which is the world's best job. We're igniting a global community of XM Professionals who are inspired and empowered to radically improve the human experience. To achieve this goal, my team focuses on thought leadership, training, and community building. My work is driven by a set of fundamental beliefs: 1) Everything starts and ends with human beings, so you need to understand how people think, feel, and behave; 2) XM is a discipline that needs to be woven throughout an organization's entire operating fabric; and 3) Building the XM discipline requires a combination of culture, competency, and technology.

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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