Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Study finds "having children" not viewed as being very important to having a happy marriage

And the experts miss the point.
The Pew Research Center survey on marriage and parenting found that children had fallen to eighth out of nine on a list of factors that people associate with successful marriages -- well behind "sharing household chores," "good housing," "adequate income," a "happy sexual relationship" and "faithfulness."
See the Pew Research Center's report on the study.

There has been a mini media flurry about this study. Below are some other articles on the subject:
Washington Post: To Be Happy In Marriage, Baby Carriage Not Required Oh, horrors: Childless marriages, unwed cohabitation!
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