Family structure and child well-being: Economic resources vs. Yet a University of Oregon survey of 19, studies related to same-sex parenting found that children raised by gay and lesbian couples were no different than those raised by parents of the opposite sex.
Pediatrics : 28— A predictive negative relation between supportive division of labor and child externalizing problems was identified while competition and dissatisfaction with child-care arrangement predicted positively offspring externalizing difficulties. Thus, the debate around the role of parents sexual orientation in the general development of their offspring is still in the spotlight.
Let us look, then, at some of the larger, well-designed studies that have shown the risks experienced by children who were deprived of growing up in a home with both biological parents who were married to each other.
Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 5 5 : — Further, less satisfaction about the child-care arrangement was significantly related with reports of children externalizing problems. These studies have also demonstrated the negative psychological, educational, and social effects on children who have been deprived of growing up in a home with both biological parents who are married to each other.
The study was based on a large, nationally representative, and random survey of school-age children.
The study even appears to have played a role in the passage of Russia's draconian anti-gay laws. Marks, L. Socio-emotional development of children of same-sex parents: empirical evidence. In a re-examination of a study by Rosenfeld Allen et al. Oliva, A. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 77 : —
Linacre Q. Richard Fitzgibbons, M. The members of the institute all have ties to the religious right. About the relation between internalizing and externalizing problems with social stigma, mothers who identifying that their children were stigmatized rated higher levels of psychological difficulties of their offspring.