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NONTRADITIONAL FAMILIES AND CHILDHOOD PROGRESS THROUGH SCHOOL

MICHAEL J. ROSENFELD
Demography
Vol. 47, No. 3 (august 2010), pp. 755-775
Published by: Springer on behalf of the Population Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40800840
Page Count: 21
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NONTRADITIONAL FAMILIES AND CHILDHOOD PROGRESS THROUGH SCHOOL
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Abstract

I use U. S. census data to perform the first large-sample, nationally representative tests of outcomes for children raised by same-sex couples. The results show that children of same-sex couples are as likely to make normal progress through school as the children of most other family structures. Heterosexual married couples are the family type whose children have the lowest rates of grade retention, but the advantage of heterosexual married couples is mostly due to their higher socioeconomic status. Children of all family types (including children of same-sex couples) are far more likely to make normal progress through school than are children living in group quarters (such as orphanages and shelters).

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