Does Over- Parenting Make Children Happy? - An Economic Analysis On Parenting
Raising happy children is the ultimate goal for many parents. What makes children happy? In this paper, we
examine how early- life risks, which refer to various factors outside the control of the child, influence child happiness, and
what factors override these risks by analyzing the Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century in Japan. The
empirical results show that valuing opportunities for interaction with both friends and family can improve child happiness.
Conversely, over- parenting is statistically negatively significant in the emotionally healthy development of young children.
Keywords- Child Happiness, Economic Model Of Parenting, Socio- Economic Status (SES) JEL Classification J13, I31, I14