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The effects of income and children on marital happiness — evidence from middle- and old-aged couples

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This study finds that marital happiness initially increases with income and then remains more or less constant. It is likely that there exists an optimal number of children.

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  • Hung-Lin Tao, 2005. "The effects of income and children on marital happiness — evidence from middle- and old-aged couples," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(8), pages 521-524.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:8:p:521-524
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500120045
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    1. Kenny, Charles, 1999. "Does Growth Cause Happiness, or Does Happiness Cause Growth?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(1), pages 3-25.
    2. Easterlin, Richard A., 1995. "Will raising the incomes of all increase the happiness of all?," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 35-47, June.
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    1. Stanca, Luca, 2012. "Suffer the little children: Measuring the effects of parenthood on well-being worldwide," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 81(3), pages 742-750.
    2. Tsui, Hsiao-Chien, 2014. "What affects happiness: Absolute income, relative income or expected income?," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 36(6), pages 994-1007.
    3. Pei-shan Liao & Daigee Shaw & Yih-ming Lin, 2015. "Environmental Quality and Life Satisfaction: Subjective Versus Objective Measures of Air Quality," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 124(2), pages 599-616, November.

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