Does having children really make us happier?

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A mother and daughter walking on the beach. Photo by Pixabay.

The decision to have a child is quite possibly the most daunting and consequential any of us can make. But recent data and research on the well-being of parents may give some would-be parents reason to press pause. A child does provide meaning and purpose but does having children make us happier? Also how will the climate crisis and the COVID pandemic impact the decision on whether or not to have kids?

This episode originally aired on August 22, 2020.



Andrea Brody