Those with better education, income, health and employment status were also likely to report higher levels of self esteem, especially as they age, the study found.Women don't do so good until they get to later in life. (Are you still trying to look like the images in magazines?)
And those in happy marriages also had higher levels of self esteem.
The bit I love is where they seem shocked to discover that self-esteem is related to "greater success in life."
Oh, and as old age intrudes on your health, and you leave the work force, your self-esteem is likely to fall. Considering that men get a whole bunch of their self-image from their work, when you take away the work...
This article doesn't say who paid for this study - done in the US - but if I had to guess, I would say that you could file this under "your tax dollars at work."