Growing Up in a Lesbian Family: Effects on Child Development

Growing Up in a Lesbian Family: Effects on Child Development

The authors examine the effects of growing up in a lesbian family.

Author: Fiona Tasker PhD, Susan Golombok PhD Source: Guilford Press Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 1998 Publication City: New York, NY Languages: .Resource Type: , .Target Audiences: , , . Last Modified: 2009-08-12

Legal battles over same-sex marriage have drawn increasing public attention to the question of whether lesbian and gay families can raise happy, healthy children. Opponents of the legal recognition of homosexual unions have based their arguments in part on the premise that children brought up by parents of the same sex face significant social and psychological disadvantages. This pioneering volume provides an objective and long overdue look at the experiences of the children themselves. Presenting a unique longitudinal study of 25 children raised in lesbian mother families, and a comparison group raised by single heterosexual mothers, the book examines the developmental effects of growing up in a same-sex household–and confronts a range of myths and stereotypes along the way.

194 pages
$25.00 paper
ISBN: 978-1-57230-412-3