[Excerpt, from Vox.com, "Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life," by Alvin Chang, June 6, 2016.]
"Living in these poor neighborhoods makes you significantly less happy, less hopeful, and less healthy. In Connecticut, Mark Abraham of DataHaven surveyed 16,000 people last year in one of the most comprehensive state surveys ever."
"And one of the more personal questions he asked was: How happy were you yesterday? There was an undeniable pattern. Living in a highly distressed neighborhoods — which are poor, unemployed, and undereducated — often meant you were quite unhappy."