This just in: children aren’t so bad after all

Some of you might recall research floating about suggesting that having children reduces happiness. My own point of view has been that immediate happiness is not the point of a fulfilling life, at least not for the Christian. Now I’ve just come across research (this is always the case for me — a day late and ten dollars short) indicating that the earlier research is wrong, and that children increase overall life satisfaction for married parents. Bryan Caplan offers a nice summary, even as he remains skeptical.