Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Are married people happier than unmarried?

You may have seen in the newspapers recently reports of research by Harvard psychologist, Professor Gilbert, suggesting that in the U.S.A. at least, married people without children may be happier than married people with children or unmarried people. Amongst the other suggestions from the research were that religious people are happier than non religious people, that people with a college degree are happier than those without and that having more money may not make you happier - apparently, once you pass $50,000 it doesn't help to bring much more happiness. You can see an article about the research results at the link below:

1 comment:

  1. David, I like to reflect on Abraham Lincoln's take on the subject, "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be". Personally, I believe, that giving is the key to happiness. That may be one reason why married people are statistically happier than single people. Thank you for raising the issue! Best wishes, Paula Verbit, Believe and Achieve Coaching