The life course of gay and lesbian youth: an immodest proposal for the study of lives.

@article{Boxer1989TheLC,
  title={The life course of gay and lesbian youth: an immodest proposal for the study of lives.},
  author={Anna Boxer and Bertram J. Cohler},
  journal={Journal of homosexuality},
  year={1989},
  volume={17 3-4},
  pages={315-55}
}
The authors raise questions about several fundamental assumptions and methods regarding study of the development of gay and lesbian youth. Primary among these are the validity of reliance on respondents' recollections regarding their childhood and adolescent experiences; inferences about developmental processes and outcomes made on the basis of cross-sectional samples; the time-specific, cohort-bound nature of many previous constructs and findings; and the persistent search for continuities… CONTINUE READING

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