Children and Life Satisfaction
- Luis Angeles
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We investigate the relationship between having children at home and life satisfaction. Contrary to much of the literature, our results are consistent with an effect of children on life satisfaction that is positive, large and increasing in the number of children. The effect, however, is contingent on the individual’s characteristics. In particular, our findings are consistent with children making married people better off, while most unmarried individuals appear to be worse off with children. We also analyze the role of factors such as gender, age, income and education.
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- Children and Life Satisfaction
Journal of Happiness Studies
Volume 11, Issue 4 , pp 523-538
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- Life satisfaction
- Marital status
- British household panel survey (BHPS)
- Luis Angeles (1)
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- 1. Department of Economics, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Building, Glasgow, G12 8RT, UK