Same-sex marriage: National Survey of Children’s Health study

Analysis of National Survey of Children’s Health Study

The Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics published a study in April 2016 titled, Same-Sex and Different-Sex Parent Households and Child Health Outcomes: Findings from the National Survey of Children’s Health.  The study’s conclusion: “Children with female same-sex parents and different-sex parents demonstrated no differences in outcomes, despite female same-sex parents reporting more parenting stress.”

A scholarly review and analysis of the study was published in Public Discourse also in April 2016 titled, Media Gush over New Study, Only to Find Same-Sex Parents More Irritated with Their Children.  Its conclusion was quite different from the study’s authors: “Female same-sex parents report more anger, irritation, and comparative frustration with their (apparently misbehaving) children than do opposite-sex parents.”

How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study – an analogy by Mark Regnerus, PhD, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas, Austin.


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