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placeholder June 25, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Biological parents appear best for raising children, study says

ATLANTA — Young adults raised by their biological parents in a stable intact marriage fared better emotionally, socially and relationally, according to a University of Texas at Austin study.

The New Family Structures Study by Mark Regnerus of the university's Population Research Center measured outcomes in 40 areas including social and economic well-being, psychological and physical health, sexual identity, sexual behavior and criminal behavior.

Regnerus surveyed 2,988 young adults from 18 to 39 years old in 2011. Those questioned came from different family or home environments including traditional families, late-divorced, single-parent and adoptive families, and homes with a stepparent or a parent in a same-sex relationship.

Regnerus wrote that the study provides data and information that shows there are differences in outcomes between children raised by their married biological mothers and fathers and children raised by a parent who is in a same-sex relationship.

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