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Nontraditional Families and Childhood Progress Through School: A Comment on Rosenfeld

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  • Douglas Allen

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  • Catherine Pakaluk
  • Joseph Price

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We reexamine Rosenfeld’s ( 2010 ) study on the association between child outcomes and same-sex family structure. Using the same data set, we replicate and generalize Rosenfeld’s findings and show that the implications of his study are different when using either alternative comparison groups or alternative sample restrictions. Compared with traditional married households, we find that children being raised by same-sex couples are 35 % less likely to make normal progress through school; this difference is statistically significant at the 1 % level. Copyright Population Association of America 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Demography.

Volume (Year): 50 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 955-961

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Handle: RePEc:spr:demogr:v:50:y:2013:i:3:p:955-961

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Keywords: School progress; Gay and lesbian families;

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  1. Dalton Conley & Rebecca Glauber, 2006. "Parental Educational Investment and Children’s Academic Risk: Estimates of the Impact of Sibship Size and Birth Order from Exogenous Variation in Fertility," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 41(4).
  2. Eide, Eric R. & Showalter, Mark H., 2001. "The effect of grade retention on educational and labor market outcomes," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 20(6), pages 563-576, December.
  3. Michael Rosenfeld, 2010. "Nontraditional families and childhood progress through school," Demography, Springer, vol. 47(3), pages 755-775, August.
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  1. Douglas Allen, 2013. "High school graduation rates among children of same-sex households," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 11(4), pages 635-658, December.

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