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Could a happier childhood mean a wealthier adulthood?

Posted at: 11/21/2012 6:28 AM

A happier childhood could translate into a wealthier adulthood.
 
British researchers found that adults who were unhappy teenagers had incomes that were 30-percent below average. On the other hand, those who were very happy as kids had incomes ten-percent higher than average.  
 
It's not clear if inheriting money -- or marrying a wealthy spouse -- factored into these findings and while there's no definite link between happiness and wealth, researchers say their data suggest the value of creating happy environments for children.