Wellington: Want your marriage to work? Then don't have kids, according to a major UK study. As part of the study, researchers at the Institute for Social and Economic Research asked both partners in a relationship to rate their happiness on a scale - from the low score of 'extremely unhappy' to 'happy' in the middle and up to 'perfect'.

Married couples topped cohabiting couples in the happiness stakes, as 90 per cent of married women and 93 per cent of married men rated themselves as happy or above. For cohabiting couples, 88 per cent of women and 92 per cent of men were least happy.

The happiest couples were those in which both people were educated to degree level, had no children, had been together for less than five years and the man was employed.

Courtesy: mid-day.com