New PRC Research Brief! "The Parenthood 'Happiness Penalty': The Effects of Social Policies in 22 Countries"

Tue, May 30, 2017
New PRC Research Brief!
New PRC Research Brief.

A large body of research has established that parents are less happy than nonparents. But is it always true that parents are less happy than nonparents? The new PRC Research Brief "The Parenthood 'Happiness Penalty': The Effects of Social Policies in 22 Countries" by PRC faculty research associate Jennifer Glass and her colleagues Robin W. Simon and Matthew Andersson shows that the “happiness penalty” is entirely explained by the presence or absence of social policies that allow parents to better combine paid work with family obligations.

Read the full brief here.

 

 

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