Nontraditional families and childhood progress through school

Demography. 2013 Jun;50(3):963-9. doi: 10.1007/s13524-012-0170-4.


Allen et al.'s results depend on their inclusion of children whose family at the time of their grade retention is unknown, plus adopted and foster children whose selection process into families is unknown. Children whose family has been through upheavals or transitions are less likely to make good progress in school than children from stable families. Children raised by stable same-sex couples do remarkably well in school.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Family Characteristics*
  • Homosexuality*
  • Humans