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Thursday, 15 May 2008

Deciding When To Have A Child, If Ever: The Impacts Later In Life

I've just come across this article with the title above http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070511080340.htm

One of the points the authors make that it's not if you decide to have children that impacts on happiness - it's whether you have someone in your life to love that impacts on you later in life.

"Whether a woman has had children or not isn’t likely to affect her psychological well-being in later life," said University of Michigan sociologist Amy Pienta. "What is more important is whether or not she has a husband, a significant other or close social relationships in her life as she ages."

They also point out that women who waited to have children untill later - i.e. late 30's where more likely to be happier than women who had children earlier in life.

I can see how as humans it makes us feel good to love someone else. And that may be a child or it may be your partner or it may be a significant other or close social relationships.

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