Is Parenting 'All Joy and No Fun'?

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Does having kids make you happier? The answer is no, according to decades of social science research. While they may find parenthood rewarding and meaningful, parents are no happier than other people, and in some instances are less happy. This phenomenon is at the heart of Jennifer Senior's new book "All Joy and No Fun," which examines evolving notions of parenting and childhood in America.


Jennifer Senior, author and contributing editor at New York Magazine