School Outcomes of Children Raised by Same-Sex Parents: Evidence from Administrative Panel Data

@article{Mazrekaj2020SchoolOO,
  title={School Outcomes of Children Raised by Same-Sex Parents: Evidence from Administrative Panel Data},
  author={Deni Mazrekaj and Kristof De Witte and Sofie J. Cabus},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2020},
  volume={85},
  pages={830 - 856}
}
Although widely used in policy debates, the literature on children’s outcomes when raised by same-sex parents mostly relies on small selective samples or samples based on cross-sectional survey data. This has led to a lack of statistical power and the inability to distinguish children born to same-sex parents from children of separated parents. We address these issues by using unique administrative longitudinal data from the Netherlands, which was the first country to legalize same-sex marriage… 

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