Taxes, incomes and health: whoever is well is better


When you have back pain, the doctor asks you how much you earn? Don't be surprised: a (American) study highlights the relationship between "ailments" and income! After discovering that paying taxes makes us happy, now we also know that the one who earns the best is … (Andrea Porta, 5 May 2008)

Hands up who has not downloaded the infamous tax return lists put online by the Inland Revenue. Here, know that in addition to the income (real or declared) and the amount of taxes paid, from that data it is possible to obtain another sensitive information. Statistically deductible (not from taxes): to listen to what an American study reveals, people who earn little have statistically a greater propensity to experience painful sensations. But be careful, we are not talking about the "evil of living" of those who have to make ends meet between price increases and low salary: it is physical pain that is what Alan B. Krueger and Arthur A. Stone, the Princeton researchers, concentrated on. of Stony Brook University who submitted 3, 982 healthy subjects to questionnaires on painful perceptions felt in periods of 15 minutes randomly selected over the 24 hours preceding the interviews.

You control health on the Unique Model. According to the results of the study, even in conditions of good health, 29% of men and 27% of women experience various types of pain that vary according to their income, level of education and age. In particular, it seems that those who earn less than 30 thousand dollars a year (just over 19 thousand euros) feel double the pain of those who reach 100 thousand dollars (65 thousand euros). In short, a good income makes us feel good because it allows us to live with less anxiety and more serenity. On one condition, though: that we pay taxes up to the last euro. A previous research (read the news) would indeed have shown that paying taxes and contributions is a panacea for maintaining good mental health.