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Does having kids really make you happier?

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A family in New Zealand. A new study finds that parents are more happy than non-parents. Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

Over the past few decades, much of the research on parents and happiness has found that parents are worse off than non-parents. That they're less happy, and more depressed and anxious, than their childless counterparts.

But a new study finds that parents today are actually happier compared to non-parents. John Ifcher, an economics professor at Santa Clara University, joins the show to explain why.

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