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Are U.S. Parents Raising Girls Happier than Parents Raising Boys?

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

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Short answer: No. Parents are just as happy when raising girls, boys or mixed-gender children.

But we found differences in parental well-being by children's gender composition for negative well-being measures such as stress and fatigue.

Check out the full paper - open source and free to read - if you want to know more.

Citation: Daniela V. Negraia, Jill Yavorsky, and Denys Dukhovnov. 2020. “Mothers’ and Fathers’ Well-being While Parenting: Does the Gender Composition of Children Matter?” Journal of Marriage and Family.

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