The expanding class divide in happiness in the United States, 1972-2016.

  title={The expanding class divide in happiness in the United States, 1972-2016.},
  author={Jean M. Twenge and Ashley B. Cooper},
Is there a growing class divide in happiness? Among U.S. adults ages 30 and over in the nationally representative General Social Survey (N = 44,198), the positive correlation between socioeconomic status (SES; including income, education, and occupational prestige) and happiness grew steadily stronger between the 1970s and 2010s. Associations between income and happiness were linear, with no tapering off at higher levels of income. Between 1972 and 2016, the happiness of high-SES White adults… 

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