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Having kids makes you happier -- once they've moved out

Aug 19, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- Having children will make you happier than staying childless, according to a new study, but not until later in life, when they have flown the nest.

A team of researchers led by Christoph Becker at Heidelberg University in Germany found that parents tend to be happier than non-parents in old age, but this only holds if their kids have moved out.

Previous research has suggested that parenthood, social networks and marital status affect the well-being and mental health of old...