17th August 2012 | by MFC Team
Breaking News: People with kids are happier than people without kids
Think parents are miserable and unhappy? Not so, according to a recent research study conducted across three universities including the University of British Columbia. A study on a large sample of Canadian and US men and women examined whether parents evaluate their lives more positively than childless adults, whether parents feel better than childless adults day-to-day, and whether parents experience more positive feelings while taking care of their children versus when they’re busy with other daily activities.
The results suggest that contrary to popular beliefs about the personal and relationship costs of having children, parents report higher levels of overall well-being, happiness, and positive emotions. Interestingly, the parents were happier when they were taking care of their children than when they were doing other daily tasks. It was very interesting to note that in this study, those parents who were older and married were happier than parents who were younger or unpartnered.
Read the entire research article here.