The new family structures study (abbreviated nfss) is an epidemiological study of lgb parenting conducted by sociologist mark regnerus of the university of texas at austin the study surveyed over 15,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 39 the first research article based on data from the study was published in. Give up the answer—assuming that they all have biological or adopted adult children between the ages of 18 and 39—is that they would all be counted as “ lesbian mothers” or “gay fathers” in mark regnerus's new study, “how different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships. It's a political lightning rod but unlikely to shift the debate on same-sex parenting, says david sessions former professor at the evangelical calvin college, regnerus wrote a cover story for christianity today arguing that christians should encourage their children to marry young he also wrote a piece for. The study investigated the respondents' social and economic behaviors, health behaviors, family of origin, and current relationships mark regnerus, how different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships findings from the new family structures study, social science.
Abstract: despite claims that “no differences” exist between children whose parents had a same-sex relationship and children who were raised by their married biological parents, previous research cannot support such an assertion using a large, nationally representative dataset, a new study by sociologist mark regnerus. An audit of the study that will appear in the november issue of social science research, which published the study, called regnerus's presentation of data misleading” and chastised reviewers for playing down “the fact that the study did not examine children of identifiably gay and lesbian parents. The new study by university of texas sociologist and professor mark regnerus, provides compelling new evidence that numerous differences in social and emotional well-being do exist between the jury is still out on whether being raised by same-sex parents disadvantages children, explains marks.
Compared with off-spring from married, intact mother/father homes, children raised in same-sex homes are markedly more likely to. Of the several dozen extant studies on same-sex parenting in the past two decades, only eight have used a random sample large enough to find evidence of lower well-being for children with same-sex parents if it exists of these eight, the four most recent studies, by dr mark regnerus, dr douglas allen.
In these papers, researchers from secular american universities have raised questions over the accuracy of the often repeated claim that there are no differences in outcomes between children raised in same-sex parent households and those of intact biological families in his study, mark regnerus,. The paper that makes this claim is titled, “how different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships findings from the new family structures study” and is authored by mark regnerus this article, and several articles surrounding it, have received quite a bit of press and attention. The second article, by sociologist mark regnerus of the population research center of the university of texas at austin, presents new and extensive empirical evidence that suggests that there are differences in outcomes between the children of a parent who had a same-sex.
Conservatives are excitedly promoting a new study that supposedly reveals negative outcomes for the children of same-sex parents like the infamously flawed mark regnerus study rushed out two years ago, the new study seems timed to impact the supreme court's upcoming consideration of marriage. Those testifying in defense of michigan's ban will wield sharply disputed recent studies finding that the children of same-sex couples did not fare as well as one result was the marshaling of $785,000 for a large-scale study by mark regnerus, a meeting participant and a sociologist at the university of. A review and critique of research on same-sex parenting and adoption mark regnerus came under attack for publishing a study about children growing up in households headed by parents with same-sex history author of controversial 'gold standard' study on gay parenting being investigated by university.
Peter sprigg in a historic study of children raised by homosexual parents, sociologist mark regnerus of the university this question is essential to political and ethical debates over adoption, foster care study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children. Professor paul sullins, the study's author, found that during adolescence the children of same-sex parents reported marginally less depression than the mark regnerus is associate professor of sociology at the university of texas at austin and a senior fellow at the austin institute for the study of family.
Parenting in a widely publicized and controversial article, author mark regnerus criticism of the scientific process that led to the adoption of a related state- not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be dis- advantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents (p 15. A recent published study that children of same-sex couples may be at a disadvantage when it comes to certain forms of success in adulthood while the university has not opened a formal investigation nor taken any action against mark regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at ut-austin, the case. For example, the new family structures study by mark regnerus of the university of texas–austin and a report in the highly respected journal demography based on a re-evaluation of the data, it concludes there are minimal differences in outcome for children raised by same-sex parents and married opposite-sex. One of the papers, by loren marks, a family studies professor at louisiana state university, focused on the american psychological association's justifications for its position, adopted in 2005, that same-sex couples raise children at least as effectively as heterosexual couples marks found that most of the.