Answered By: Jessica Maris
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2019     Views: 72

There are three different ways to seek out information on this subject: look for materials on gender roles in parenting, look for materials on the differences in child development in single-parent families versus two-parent families, and look for materials discussing the differences in development of children raised by same-sex parents versus different-sex parents.

For books and eBooks, follow the link below to our library catalog, OneSearch.   You could search for books on parenting gender, fatherless or motherless families, as most of them will discuss the effects of the parents' absence on child development.  Another option is to search for books on same-sex parenting, as some of them will discuss the potential differences in child development in these families as compared to ones headed by different-sex couples.

For articles, follow the link below to our social sciences databases list which will have relevant content.  From the list, select individual databases to search.

In Gale: Opposing Viewpoints, you can do a basic search for parenting, which will retrieve many viewpoints about marriage.  A lot of these focus on same-sex marriage, but some of these may discuss child development differences depending on parental gender.  You could narrow the search by searching for same-sex parents.

In Facts on File: Issues and Controversies, you could search for gender role, parenting, or same-sex parenting.

 

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