Socioeconomic Status

Staunton News Leader: As high earners earn more, and lower or modest-income people earn less or see their incomes sit flat, the losers in the equation increasingly feel less happy and more inclined to believe that others are unfair and untrustworthy, according to a new University of Virginia-led study.”Essentially, Americans More

U.S. News and World Report: THURSDAY, June 16  — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else is making many people with middle and low incomes unhappy, researchers have found. “Income disparity has grown a lot in the U.S., especially since the 1980s,” study author Shigehiro Oishi, a More

TIME: Fischer and Boer, who are based in New Zealand, have authored a new study called “What Is More Important for National Well-Being: Money or Autonomy? A Meta-Analysis of Well-Being, Burnout and Anxiety Across 63 Societies.” Their research indicates that it’s freedom—not necessarily money—that leads to happier, more satisfied lives. More