Table 2. Mean happiness of unmarried women by marital status, specified birth cohort, 1972–2000
Mean happiness
Birth cohort Widowed Divorced or separated Never married
1951-1960 1.98 1.96 2.07
1941-1950 1.95 2.01 2.05
1931-1940 2.00 1.97 2.11
1921-1930 1.97 2.00 2.15
  • Data are from ref. 19.