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Giving Money Brings Joy

Published On Wednesday, April 02, 2008 1:03 AM


Contributing Writer

A study has found that money does indeed bring happiness-spending money on other people, that is.

Authored by Harvard Business School professor Michael I. Norton and Elizabeth W. Dunn “99, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia, the report used a combination of real-life and laboratory data to conclude that people who give money to others-no matter how little-are happier than people who do not.

“We were interested in studying happiness by seeing people’s actions rather than their circumstances,” Dunn said. “Instead of focusing on how much money they make, we looked at how they used it.”

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