Inequality of happiness has fallen in the last 30 years while income inequality has grown

Inequality of happiness has fallen in the last 30 years while income inequality has grown. Income inequality Gini coefficient is 0.44 (high) but happiness inequality Gini is 0.18 (low). This is super interesting as most people believe happiness is linked with keeping up with the Joneses.

2 thoughts on “Inequality of happiness has fallen in the last 30 years while income inequality has grown

  1. Patrick Lightbody

    Auren,
    Where did you find this data? Only sort-of related: care to write a blog post after the Republican convention next week about your thoughts on the candidates? The income inequality is obviously something that was trumpeted very loudly last night in Obama’s speech.
    Patrick

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