Describe effect of at least one specific moderator of link

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Briefly summarize what statistics indicate about the first and second birthrates for unmarried college-educated women. Describe at least two reasons for this trend.

Describe what research has revealed on how gay and lesbian parenting influences children’s gender development, personal development, and social development.

Briefly summarize what research has shown about the link between divorce and children’s adjustment, citing at least three specific indicators. Then identify and describe the effect of at least one specific moderator of the link and one specific mediator of the link.

Article: Bazelon, E. (2009, February 1). 2 kids + 0 husbands = family. New York Times Magazine, 30-36.

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In this article, Emily Bazelon reports on the growing trend of college-educated women raising children as single mothers by choice. Focus on how and why the birthrate for college-educated unmarried women has changed over the past 20 years as well as the structures of these families, the challenges they face, and how they address these challenges.

Article: Bennett, D. (2010, October 24). Johnny has two mommies-and four dads: As complex families proliferate, the law considers: Can a child have more than two parents?. Boston Globe, p. K1.

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In this article, Drake Bennett describes how nontraditional family structures and reproductive technology have raised questions about the legal definition of parenthood. Focus on the legal complications that can result for children and their parents as a result of non-traditional family structures.

Article: Bowe, J. (2006, November 19). Gay donor or gay dad? New York Times Magazine, 66-78.

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In this article, John Bowe reports on re-defining a family in American culture as a result of the increase in gay and lesbian parenting. Focus on the opportunities and challenges that advances in medicine have created for families.

Article: Patterson, C. J. (2009). Children of lesbian and gay parents: Psychology, law, and policy. American Psychologist, 64(8), 727-736.

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In this article, the author provides an overview of current legal and policy issues surrounding the children of gay and lesbian parents. Focus on what social science research indicates about children of gay and lesbian parents, and how this research might affect legal and policy decisions.

Article: Dingfelder, S. F. (2005). The kids are all right. Monitor on Psychology, 36(11), 66-68.

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