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Impact of Major Life-Events on Well-being

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SSM – Population Health.Investigators discovered that some events, such as moving to a new house, getting fired or getting a promotion, had little impact on well-being, while others, such as the death of a partner or a large financial loss, had profound impacts.“Marriage, childbirth and a major financial gain produced the greatest elevation to well-being, however they did not lead to long-lasting happiness — the positive effect generally wore off after two years.“However, there was also an anticipatory effect for marriage and childbirth, with well-being increasing prior to these events,” says lead researcher, UTS economist Dr Nathan Kettlewell.“The life events that saw the deepest plunge in well-being were the death of a partner or child,.

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