Rich married men's esteem peaks at 60
RICH married men who are approaching retirement have the highest self-esteem, according to scientists, writes Richard Alleyne.
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)