Kids make you happier – as long as you can pay for them

Apr 21, 2019 by

By Matt Wade –

Raising children is a source of happiness, right?

Well, it turns out the data tells a more complicated story.

Image result for family photos 50sFor the past two decades a growing troupe of researchers has been investigating happiness across the globe.

They’ve found marriage tends to make people happier, unemployment makes them miserable and that wealthy nations are happier, on average, than poorer ones.

Happiness researchers have also discovered a wellbeing “curve” where satisfaction levels fall away in middle-age before rebounding later in life. This pattern is surprisingly consistent across countries and cultures (the happiness nadir comes in our late 40s and early 50s).

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