The Most Empathetic Generation?

Ladies in your 50s, give yourselves a pat on the back. And maybe pat a few friends while you’re at it: After all, new research shows that women in their 50s are more empathetic than individuals in any other age group. 


Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed survey data from more than 75,000 American adults to reach that conclusion. In particular, they found that women aged 50 to 59 were more likely to report reacting emotionally to the experiences of others, as well as making an effort to understand different perspectives. 

By Erin Maher