Sample social research and commentary
- “Do kids need a mom and dad? The University of Chicago biz school study,” commentary from Jennifer Roback Morse, The Ruth Institute (Study: The Trouble with Boys: Social Influences and the Gender Gap in Disruptive Behavior)
- “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study,” Mark Regnerus, Social Science Research, Volume 41, Issue 4, July 2012, Pages 752–770; see commentaries and news on the study here, here and here.
- “Same-sex parenting and children’s outcomes: A closer examination of the American psychological association’s brief on lesbian and gay parenting,” Loren Marks, Social Science Research, Volume 41, Issue 4, July 2012, Pages 735–751; see commentaries on the study here and here.
- “The Impact of Family Formation Change on the Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Well-Being of the Next Generation,” Paul Amato, Future of Children Journal Issue: Marriage and Child Wellbeing, Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 2005
- Why Marriage Matters, third edition; A Report from Family Scholars, Institute for American Values National Marriage Project
- Iona Institute for Religion and Society’s “The Argument for Preserving Marriage in a Nutshell“
- The Wall Street Journal, “Gay Marriage, Democracy and the Courts,” by Robert George
Marriage & Religion Research Institute, a project of the Family Research Council
An institute dedicated to making available the social science data and research on the impact of marriage and religious practice on the lives of children and the nation. They recently released: 162 Reasons to Get Marriage based on their research findings.
The Marriage Library, a Project of the Ruth Institute
A collection of news, commentary and research on all aspects of the current Marriage Movement, including a recent article on the economics of same-sex marriage from Douglas Allen, an expert on the economics of social institutions.
Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and the Common Good
An online publication of the Witherspoon Institute that seeks to enhance the public understanding of the moral foundations of free societies by making the scholarship of the fellows and affiliated scholars of the Institute available and accessible to a general audience (see example “Marriage and the Public Good: Ten Principles“, Coming Apart: The State of White America).