Demography

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 963–969 | Cite as

Reply to Allen et al.

Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Family structure Children Grade retention Same-sex couples 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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