Discussion Papers

Are housewives really happiest?

DP Number DP2017-010
Language 日本語のみ
Date March, 2018
Author Kazuma Sato
JEL Classification codes J12, J13
Keywords housewife;happiness
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This study compares the happiness of housewife and working mother by considering the existence of children. The result show that the housewife without children is the happiest. After that, happiness was high in the order of working wife without children, working housewife with children, working wife with children. Similar results are gained in the analysis using marital satisfaction.