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Having children does make us happy

A surprising finding within the literature is that having children does not increase happiness. Considering this, it is strange that people spend a large amount of time with their children and doing other, supposedly, unrewarding activities like working.

children make us happyDoes this mean that we spend most of our time doing things that make us unhappy? A recent study challenges this conclusion by showing that children bring reward or meaning to parents; something more than just a feeling of happiness. Work was also found to be the number one source of reward in peoples' lives.  To access the article click here

 
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