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How your sexual orientation can affect how much you earn

Waite, Sean and Denier, Nicole (2015) How your sexual orientation can affect how much you earn. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Jul 2015). Website.

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Despite recent strides toward equality, labor markets are often stratified on gender and racial grounds. Using Canadian Census data, Sean Waite and Nicole Denier find that these wage gaps extend to sexual minorities; even when employed in lucrative occupations, gay men and lesbians earn significantly less than straight men. They also find that while straight women’s pay is penalised, the presence of children and marriage have no effect on the earnings of either gay men or lesbians in conjugal relationships.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 09:41
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:47

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