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    Research on gay and lesbian parenting: retrospect and prospect

    Tasker, F. and Patterson, C.J. (2007) Research on gay and lesbian parenting: retrospect and prospect. Journal of GLBT Family Studies 3 (2/3), pp. 9-34. ISSN 1550-428X.

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    Gay and lesbian parenting is a fertile research field with many important new developments in content and methodology over the last decade. Gay and lesbian parenting occurs in a wide diversity of famly constellations, yet the cultural context of lesbian and gay parenting is a neglected topic. The relative depth of knowledge of lesbian parenting is contrasted with the lack of research on gay male parenting across different routes to parenthood. Gay and lesbian parenting researchers have employed a wide variety of methodological designs in their investigations, and the field has benefited from the employment of quantitative and qualitative techniques to investigate developmental outcomes for children and increase understanding of the variety of experiences of gay and lesbian parenthood. This review highlights significant developments in the field and suggests new directions.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2020 16:18
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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