Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Better to buy than to receive - at least in Montreal

It's often said that it is better to give than to receive but research from the Canadian academic Jean-Sebastien Marcoux suggests that it might also be better to buy than receive as well. Marcoux carried out a ten-year (1997-2007) study of people moving house in Montreal. Many people move house at times of stress such as divorce, job loss, separation or bereavement yet the study found that the guilt and obligation connected with asking for help from friends and family often drove people to use the less emotionally-charged services of professional moving companies.

You can find out more about this research at

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