A High Income Can Make You Less Sad, But Not More Happy

February 2, 2015 1:41 PM

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A High Income Can Make You Less Sad, But Not More Happy

But while money won't make you happy, it could make you less sad, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. The research found that a high income is associated not with greater happiness, but it is associated with less sadness.

The UBC researchers examined data on over 12,000 people from a 2010 census survey, cross-referencing data on their income and their level of happiness. They found that those with a higher income did not experience increases in daily happiness, but they did experience less sadness each day.

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