Socioeconomic Status

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