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Rich married men's esteem peaks at 60

RICHARD ALLEYNE

Published 03/04/2010 | 05:00

RICH married men who are approaching retirement have the highest self-esteem, according to scientists, writes Richard Alleyne.

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Researchers found that confidence is lowest among young adults, but increases with age until it peaks around 60.

After this, retirement and failing health cause a decline in self-esteem.

The study, published by the American Psychological Association, looked at 3,617 Americans, aged 25 to 104, between 1986 and 2002 and rated how their self-esteem changed.

Women were less confident than men, only catching up when they got to their 80s or 90s. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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