Chapter 6. Can Money Buy Happiness?

  1. Ed Diener and
  2. Robert Biswas-Diener

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305159.ch6

Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

How to Cite

Diener, E. and Biswas-Diener, R. (2009) Can Money Buy Happiness?, in Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305159.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146616

Online ISBN: 9781444305159

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Keywords:

  • causes of happiness and genuine wealth;
  • money makes the world go round;
  • can money buy happiness;
  • money does not equal happiness;
  • Dominique Lapierre's City of Joy - The Happiness of the World's Poorest Citizens;
  • wanting it all - aspirations and happiness;
  • buyers beware - toxic effects of materialism;
  • benefits of money (besides having stuff)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Money Makes the World Go Round

  • Wealthy People

  • Wealthy Nations

  • Lottery Winners

  • The Case That Money Does Not Equal Happiness

  • Benefits of Money (Besides Having Stuff)

  • Making Sense of the Paradox

  • Conclusions