Wellbeing stronger in higher education graduates

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The findings show that individuals are more likely to feel that their life is worthwhile when they have completed a higher education qualification. Graduates also tend to measure their lives higher in terms of overall happiness than non-graduates.

The analysis also indicates that graduates are more resilient to divorce, ill-health and unemployment than non-graduates. During these life events, graduates maintain greater levels of personal wellbeing than those who do not hold higher education qualifications. For example, graduates with very poor health are 15 per cent less anxious than…

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