Prosocial Spending and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Evidence for a Psychological Universal

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Lara B. Aknin; Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh; Elizabeth W. Dunn; John F. Helliwell; Robert Biswas-Diener; Imelda Kemeza; Paul Nyende; Claire E. Ashton-James; Michael I. Norton;
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    • jel: jel:D64 | jel:H3 | jel:D60 | jel:I38

This research provides the first support for a possible psychological universal: human beings around the world derive emotional benefits from using their financial resources to help others (prosocial spending). Analyzing survey data from 136 countries, we show that pros... View more
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