publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Families of Sexual Minorities: Child Well-Being, Parenting Desires, and Expectations for Future Family Formation

Wondra, Danielle Leanne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
My dissertation project uses a multiple methodological approach—unfolding in three substantive chapters—to ask how gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status intersect with sexual identity to create unique experiences for sexual minorities in terms of parenting perspectives and expectations for family formation. Perspectives on family formation may differ for sexual minorities because they are socially positioned differently than heterosexual people, yet previous studies largely address women’s attitudes and not those of men and sexual minorities. Throughout this dissertation, I utilize an intersectional framework, theorizing that our social statuses inter...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sociology, LGBTQ studies, family formation, fertility desires, intersectionality, LGB families, sexuality, sexual minorities
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