How Much Happiness Can Your Salary Buy? Researchers Can’t Agree

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The Wall Street Journal

Other researchers say that beyond a certain level of pay, happiness effectively plateaus.

Even if there continued to be a subtle boost in happiness, “it’d be so tiny it’d be meaningless,” said Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, an economics professor at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford who studies well-being. 

Still, the idea of a salary for maximum happiness is appealing.