Academic Achievement of Children in Same- and Different-Sex-Parented Families: A Population-Level Analysis of Linked Administrative Data From the Netherlands
Jan Kabatek, Francisco Perales
Demography | DUKE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021
Although numerous studies have examined how children raised in same-sex-parented families fare relative to children in different-sex-parented families, this body of work suffers from major methodological shortcomings. By leveraging linked administrative data from several population registers from the Netherlands covering the 2006-2018 period (n = 1,454,577), we overcome most methodological limitations affecting earlier research. The unique features of the data include complete population coverage, reliable identification of same-sex-parented families, a large number of children in same-sex-parented families (n = 3,006), multiple objective and verifiable educational outcomes, and detailed mea..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course
The authors would like to thank David Ribar, Steve Zubrick, Janeen Baxter, Mark Western, Tin Ablaza, Heidi Hoffman, and Lisa Cameron for helpful comments and suggestions on the manuscript. This paper has been presented at the Institute for Social Science Research,The University of Queensland, Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference, Australasian Society of Labor Economics Meetings, and the Australian Gender Economics Workshop. This re-search was par-tially supported by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (pro-ject number CE140100027) and an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for a project titled"Sexual Orientation and Life Chances in Contemporary Australia (2017-2020)."