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Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Jan 2nd, 2017 by

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates

Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20% compared to just 5% if policymakers focused on eliminating poverty, the report found.

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