A new academic study based on the Canadian census suggests that a married mom and dad matter for children. Children of same-sex coupled households do not fare as well.We are in the midst of a grand experiment in destroying marriage. The negative results are coming in.
... A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates.
Unlike US-based studies, this one 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.
... What is surprising in the Canadian data is the revelation that lesbian couples’ children fared worse, on average, than even those of single parents.
A lotta drama, a lotta instability, not a lotta money. Many lesbian couples are, in effect, single mothers squared.
For completeness, here is some criticism from a typical leftist academic sociologist.