Children from homosexual couples were more successful in school than their peers

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Children from homosexual couples were more successful in school than their peers

Scientists at the Catholic University of Leuven concluded that children raised by homosexual couples are more successful academically than their peers raised in heterosexual families. The results of the corresponding study are presented in an article published in the journal American Sociological Review.

A team of researchers led by Denis Matsrekai collected data on the academic performance of 1.2 million Dutch children born between 1998 and 2007. About 2.9 thousand of them were brought up in same-sex families. The analysis also took into account the parents' annual income, their age and education, as well as their marital status and the number of children in the family.

As it turned out, the scores of children from homosexual families were 0.139 standard deviations higher than their peers from heterosexual families. In addition, children raised by same-sex parents are 4.8 percent more likely to graduate.

According to scientists, this is due to socionomic factors. In order for a same-sex couple to be able to adopt a child or use the services of a surrogate mother, a high level of income is needed, and this, in turn, directly affects the child's education. Therefore, the success of children in school is due to the fact that they were brought up in better conditions.

Earlier research by the agency Mikhailov & Partners. Analytics ”showed that more than half of Russian adolescents (68 percent) treat the representatives of the LGBT community neutrally and without any special emotions. 17 percent of respondents are irritated with the LGBT community, another 13 percent are friendly towards sex minorities. A third of the survey participants admitted that there are representatives of the LGBT community in their environment (33 percent).

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