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Children and Marital Happiness [Streaming Audio].

Publication Year: 
2009
Personal Author: 
Krasny, Michael. (Host)
Corporate Author: 
KQED Public Radio.
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Does having children lead to a happier marriage? Recent research has actually indicated a decrease in marital satisfaction after the birth of a child. But the equation is not that simple, according to a new report by UC Berkeley researchers Philip and Carolyn Cowan. They've found that couples who plan or agree to have a child and work on their relationship often maintain or increase their marital satisfaction. We talk to the Cowans about their study. (Author abstract)

Guests:

* Carolyn Cowan, adjunct professor emerita and co-director of the Schoolchildren and their Families Project at UC Berkeley

* Philip Cowan, professor emeritus and co-director of the Schoolchildren and their Families Project at UC Berkeley


Length of program: 52 minutes

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