Buying Time Promotes Happiness

In a new paper, we used data from the Giving in the Netherlands Panel Survey to examine the relationship between spending money to outsource household tasks and happiness. The key result is that those who do spend money in this way are happier. The paper was published in PNAS and is freely available through the open access option. The paper is lead-authored by Ashley Whillans (Harvard Business School), and co-authored by Elizabeth Dunn (University of British Columbia), Paul Smeets (Maastricht University) and Michael Norton (Harvard Business School). All study data and study materials are available through the OSF (https://osf.io/vr9pa/). Hypotheses for the analyses were preregistered here.

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Click here to read the paper.

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2 Comments

Filed under happiness, time use, wealth

2 responses to “Buying Time Promotes Happiness

  1. Ann Huijbregts-Gummels

    Interessant! Is er ook een vergelijkbaar verband tussen doneren (tijd of geld) aan goede doelen en geluksgevoel?

    Groeten,

    Ann ________________________________

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