Fertility and Well-Being

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Fertility and Well-Being in a Comparative Perspective

Conducted by Mikko Myrskylä; in Collaboration with Rachel Margolis (Western University, London, Canada)

Understanding how having children influences parents’ subjective well-being (“happiness”) has great potential for explaining fertility behavior. This project explores the links between well-being and fertility in connection with other aspects, such as income and health.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Family Behavior


Margolis, R.; Myrskylä, M.:
European Journal of Population 32:3, 403–420. (2016)
Margolis, R.; Myrskylä, M.:
Demography 52:4, 1147–1166. (2015)
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