Why women improve with age

Women who've passed the so called 'midlife crisis' phase tend to have higher emotional well-being than their younger, healthier and arguably better-looking counterparts, say sociologists.

A study of the role of subjective experiences of ageing has found that younger women suffer from greater anxieties about declines in health and attractiveness.

Conversely, the researchers found that older women maintain an increasingly youthful perception of themselves as they age, which actually enhances their well-being.

To help explain this paradox, the