Factoid Friday – Happiness Leads To Higher Income

Greater happiness is associated with higher future income, research shows. A one-point increase in people’s assessment of their happiness on a five-point scale was linked to a 3% higher income five years later, according to a study cited by Saatchi & Saatchi S.

Source: Small Actions Big Impact: Foundations of the Personal Sustainability Project

Do you think it is happiness that causes higher income or the higher income that causes happiness?