The Value of a Purposeful Life: Sense of Purpose Predicts Greater Income and Net Worth.

@article{Hill2016TheVO,
  title={The Value of a Purposeful Life: Sense of Purpose Predicts Greater Income and Net Worth.},
  author={Patrick L. Hill and Nicholas A Turiano and Daniel K. Mroczek and Anthony L. Burrow},
  journal={Journal of research in personality},
  year={2016},
  volume={65},
  pages={
          38-42
        }
}

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