Parenting

Are Parents Happier? Dads May Be, But Not Moms, Singles

01/17/2013 12:15pm ET

Are parents happier than people without kids? The conventional wisdom would say kids bring parental joy, but in past research, childless people have reported greater well-being.

Now, new research in the journal Psychological Science find that overall, "parents (and especially fathers) report relatively higher levels of happiness, positive emotion, and meaning in life than do non-parents."