Here’s a few things to keep in mind as you read (these are taken from Dr. Jennifer Roback-Morse’s Lecture on “Beyond Contracts; Marriage and Sustainable Markets):
– The study was not random. Specific woman volunteered to be part of the study
– Only 78 children were interviewed for the study
– The study of the child’s well-being and behavioral issues was based on the mother’s report of the child’s functioning with no independent verification that what she said was true.
Here are a few assumptions made in the study:
– The study assumes that women are better parents than men. Therefore fathers are unnecessary.
– The study hints that the problems that do exist for children of lesbian couples are caused by society’s aversion to gay-marriage.
– The study assumes that the means for having a child through artificial reproductive technology is better than through sex because the child will always be wanted and therefore better cared for in the latter case.