Posts Tagged ‘graduation’

How cynical am I?

October 10, 2013

I suspect that in the United States, the effects of the results of a recent study in Canada will be to penalize the children of married, opposite-gender parents.

So the study is able to compare—side by side—the young-adult children of same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples, as well as children growing up in single-parent homes and other types of households. Three key findings stood out to Allen:

children of married opposite-sex families have a high graduation rate compared to the others; children of lesbian families have a very low graduation rate compared to the others; and the other four types [common law, gay, single mother, single father] are similar to each other and lie in between the married/lesbian extremes.