Does Affluence Impoverish the Experience of Parenting

@inproceedings{Kushlev2012DoesAI,
  title={Does Affluence Impoverish the Experience of Parenting},
  author={Kostadin Kushlev and Elizabeth W. Dunn and Claire E. Ashton-James},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract Acquiring greater financial resources before having children seems like an intuitive strategy for people to enhance their well-being during parenthood. However, research suggests that affluence may activate an agentic orientation, propelling people to pursue personal goals and independence from others, creating a conflict with the communal nature of parenting. Coherence between one's goals and actions has been theorized to be essential for the experience of meaning in life. Thus, we… CONTINUE READING
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