Does education make you happy?

“Ignorance isn’t bliss. Rather, education is.”
— Catherine Rampell, NYT, 2/18/2010

As reported by the The New York Times, Richard Florida, author the The Rise of the Creative Class and director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and his colleague Charlotta Mellander have done some analysis that shows a correlation between educational attainment (earning a bachelor’s degree) and the sense of well-being. This is only a correlation, of course, but apparently it is a stronger correlation than:

  • wages
  • unemployment
  • output per capita

Interesting!

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