It is important for research on child well-being to account for the duration or stability of family life. Yet, at the bivariate level no controls for socioeconomic status contraceptive use is lower in same-sex parent families than reported by adolescents in the NSFG Gartrell et al. Since the preparation of the amicus curiae brief for the ASA, there have been several newly published U.
How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Golombok S, Badger S. An issue plaguing all research on family structure and child well-being is the selection of the comparison group. Florida adoption project b.
Sociology of the family is a subfield of sociology in which researchers examine the family as one of several key social institutions and units of socialization. Share Flipboard Email. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here ONS,page 7. Most research studies show that children with two moms or two dads fare just as well as children with heterosexual parents.
Another study reported that children in gay and lesbian households are more likely to talk about emotionally difficult topics, and they are often more resilient, compassionate and tolerant. Calhoun argues from a lesbian perspective for the rights of gay families, thus she writes, …artificial insemination, contract pregnancy, and the like undermine cultural understandings of the marital couple as a naturally reproductive unit, introduce non-related others into the reproductive process, and make it possible for women and men to have children without a homosexual partner Calhoun, These parents often serve as class parents, volunteers, serve in PTA groups and on school boards.
No significant interactions between household type and family relationships, or household type and parenting stress, were found for any child outcomes. Fedewa and Clark use the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort ECLS-K and report no significant differences in terms of academic achievement for first grade children based on family living arrangements in kindergarten.
Given that Regnerus b reports that very few of the respondents lived in with their mother and her same-sex partner from birth to age 18, most of the respondents who lived with their mother and her same-sex partner are referencing experiences that occurred outside of the same-sex parent family experience.
Richardson D, Seidman S, ed. National lesbian longitudinal family study b.
Leung et al. Nontraditional families and childhood progress through school. Bordering theory. Regnerus a. Jean Carabine. In: Meiners, E.