The Economist reports on the studies conducted by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist investigating correlations between parenting and life satisfaction.
[Dr. Lyubomirsky] found that, regardless of the year the survey was conducted, parents had higher happiness, satisfaction and meaning-of-life scores than non-parents. … Moreover, a closer look showed that the differences in happiness and satisfaction were the result of men’s scores alone going up with parenthood.
To all of our readers who are fathers: may your children bring you continued happiness and satisfaction. Happy Father’s Day!