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Gay pay in the UK

Arabsheibani, G. Reza, Marin, Alan and Wadsworth, Jonathan (2005) Gay pay in the UK. Economica, 72 (286). p. 333. ISSN 0013-0427

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Abstract

This paper attempts, for the first time for the UK, to analyse the earnings of homosexuals and test for the possible existence of sexual orientation discrimination by using decomposition analysis. Homosexuals are identified as individuals living with ‘same-sex partners’. Gay men and lesbians in our sample both earn more on average than non-gays. However, we find that the decomposition indicates that homosexual men may be subject to discrimination in pay, in the sense that they earn less than heterosexual men with similar characteristics would earn, and therefore they may be more likely to benefit from UK legislation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0013-0427
Additional Information: © 2005 The London School of Economics and Political Science
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials by Skill, Training, Occupation, etc.
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J7 - Labor Discrimination > J71 - Discrimination
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2010 11:08
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30685/

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