Summary: According to new research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, single mothers raising a child alone, outside of marriage, may face numerous challenges but surprisingly being a single parent does not have a negative impact on women’s happiness. Overall, the study from Umeå University, Wittgenstein Centre in Austria, Warsaw School of Economics and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Poland, found no evidence to support the general assumption that lone motherhood is a negative factor to single mother’s happiness.
Source: Umeå universitet. (2014, April 22). Single motherhood does not make women unhappy, study reports. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 20, 2014 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140422084706.htm