How Happy are British Families?

A huge British study of the folks in over 40,000 homes to look into the lives of families and, among the findings were that “children (aged 10-15) are happier with their family situation if their parents are happier with their relationship with each other.”



Among the other findings in the Understanding Society report included:


“Childless couples are happiest with their relationships and those with a pre-school child are least happy, though happiness increases with the age of the youngest child.”


“Not living with both natural parents has a greater negative impact on a young person’s life satisfaction than their material situation.”


“Children are more satisfied with their lives the fewer other children live in their household.” (April 2011)