Is an only child really a lonely child? Not according to a new survey

In times gone by, the number of children produced by a couple hinged more on chance and physical proclivity, i.e. the ability to reproduce on the part of both parents, than it did on any personal choice. Of course in many societies and circumstances there are any number of reasons for and against a large brood of offspring, but in today’s world the general feeling

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Single children happier than those with siblings

The Institute for Social and Economic Research has concluded one of the largest surveys ever undertaken on family life in Britain. The study, called Understanding Society, involved 40,000 households in the U.K. with 100,000 individuals, and some interesting conclusions have been drawn from the results.

The figures indicate that as a rule, only children are happier than children with siblings.

This goes somewhat against the

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