Skip to comments.Children from same-sex households much less likely to graduate high school: large study
Posted on 10/09/2013 6:50:26 PM PDT by Morgana
BURNABY, British Columbia, October 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new large-scale study by a Canadian researcher has found that children in same-sex households were only 65 percent as likely to graduate from high school as those living in traditional opposite sex marriage families.
In the preface to his new study study Douglas W. Allen, professor of economics at BC's Simon Fraser University, notes that while almost all previous studies of same-sex parenting have concluded there is no difference in a range of outcome measures for children who live in a household with same-sex parents compared to children living with married opposite-sex parents, his analysis of a large random sample taken from the 2006 Canada census suggests otherwise.
Allen used a massive 20% sample of the census data to identify self-reported children living with same-sex parents, and to examine the association of household type with childrens high school graduation rates.
The random sampling allowed for control of parental marital status such as single parents and unmarried opposite sex parents, distinguished between gay (male) and lesbian (female) families, and was large enough to evaluate differences in gender between parents and children.
Besides lower overall high school graduation outcomes for children in same-sex households, the study found that daughters of same-sex parents had lower graduation rates than sons, and that daughters of homosexual male couples have significantly worse graduation rates than the daughters of lesbian couples.
Among boys in same-sex households, those in homosexual male households fared better than those in lesbian households.
An unexpected finding was that children of single parents had higher graduation rates than children in same-sex households.
"The particular gender mix of a same-sex household has a dramatic difference in the association with child graduation, Allen wrote. Consider the case of girls. . . . Regardless of the controls and whether or not girls are currently living in a gay or lesbian household, the odds of graduating from high school are considerably lower than any other household type. Indeed, girls living in gay households are only 15 percent as likely to graduate compared to girls from opposite sex married homes." The study corroborates the findings of another large-scale study by Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
In his conclusions to the study, Allen states that "children of married opposite-sex families have a high graduation rate compared to the others; children of lesbian families have a very low graduation rate compared to the others; and the other four types [common law, gay, single mother, single father] are similar to each other and lie in between the married/lesbian extremes."
The Regnerus study, titled "New Family Structures Study", had unearthed alarming disparities between the two family models, from increased risk of suicide attempts and unemployment rates to sexual abuse. While gay activists had vilified that study and asked his university to punish him, the University of Texas later announced that after an investigation it had found nothing wrong with the study.
In an article published in The Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse, Mark Regnerus commented that Allen's research provides "a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their childrens flourishing."
Regnerus points out that unlike US-based studies, Allen's study evaluates a 20 percent sample of the Canadian census, where same-sex couples have had access to all taxation and government benefits since 1997 and to marriage since 2005.
"While in the US Census same-sex households have to be guessed at based on the gender and number of self-reported heads-of-household, young adults in the Canadian census were asked, 'Are you the child of a male or female same-sex married or common law couple?'" Regnerus said. "So the study is able to compareside by sidethe young-adult children of same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples, as well as children growing up in single-parent homes and other types of households."
"The studys publication continues the emergence of new, population-based research in this domain, much of which has undermined scholarly and popular claims about equivalence between same-sex and opposite-sex households echoed by activists and reflected in recent legal proceedings about same-sex marriage," Regnerus stated.
"Might the American Psychological Association and American Sociological Association have been too confident and quick to declare no differences in such a new arena of study, one marked by the consistent reliance upon small or nonrandom convenience samples? Perhaps. Maybe a married mom and dad do matter, after all," he concluded.
The study by Douglas W. Allen, titled "High school graduation rates among children of same-sex households," was published in the September edition of the journal "Review of Economics of the Household."
“Allen states that “children of married opposite-sex families have a high graduation rate compared to the others; children of lesbian families have a very low graduation rate compared to the others; and the other four types [common law, gay, single mother, single father] are similar to each other and lie in between the married/lesbian extremes.”
Hey, did you know water is wet?
You must have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night....
So when do we end the War on Marriage?
You got your figures wrong....
-1 + 1=0
Think about it.
Gee, who would have thought that raising a kid in an environment that can not happen no where in nature might not end well?
Hmmmmm, isn’t it the leftists that always tell us about evolution and how we need to look at how other species have developed? And how their ways are superior to ours?
it`s a biological equation, not an algebraic equation
I do have to question: just how many teens at that age have had homo guardians? I’d think that would be a small sample.
Children from same-sex households much less likely to graduate high school: large study
Not to mention getting thier GRITS packed, sucked and generally re-arraigned..
Ok...OK... I am lost here... When did same sex people start having children?
Has there been some type of medical and physical breakthru that I missed?
Ooooo, thats right the morals of the world have GONE RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW........and God is watching.
I imagine it’s tough to two queers for parents.
You have to spend every waking hour telling yourself it’s perfectly normal and not weird at all even though every single picture of older people’s parents includes a man and a woman going back as far photographs exist but that’s okay because love is love and it shouldn’t matter that you have two mommies because they’re nice people and you love them and your daddy was a jerk anyway so screw him.
The faggot Left is going berserk over the release of this study. Which is nothing but good.
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