Does Having Children Make You Happier?

NPR | Feb. 19, 2013 11:55 a.m.

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Steve Inskeep, Shankar Vedantam

Academics have long believed that parenting is a driver of unhappiness, based in part on a 2004 study by Nobel prize-winning economist Danny Kahnemann. He who found the joys of parenting compared roughly with the joys of vacuuming. But a new study disagrees with that theory.


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