01/17/2013 12:15 pm ET

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

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."

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