Are rich people happier than poor people?

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Some say that wealth increases happiness because it provides greater security and greater access to resources. Economist Richard Easterlin conducted studies on income and happiness in the 1970s and found that richer people are usually happier than poor, but only to a certain income level. At some point, the amount of money people made compared to their peers became more important in determining their happiness, Easterlin found. There also are other factors influcencing happiness.

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