Tuesday, September 18, 2007

'Children aren't key to women's happiness'

'Children aren't key to women's happiness'

Although they won't receive flowers or chocolates on Mother's Day, women who have not had children seem to be just as happy in their 50s as those who did go down the family path.

In fact the loneliest, least contented and most vulnerable women were found to be mothers who were single, divorced or widowed in middle age, according to new research.
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"We confirm that early mothering seems to represent the greatest disadvantage and that is mainly linked to the economics and marital status," Koropeckyj-Cox explained.

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