publication . Thesis . 2015

Economic Consequences on Gays and Lesbians of Heteronormativity in the Workplace

Morgan, Meredith Leigh;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Feminist scholars have theorized that the workplace is gendered and heteronormative1, but little research quantifies the economic consequences of those organizations. This study investigates income discrepancies between gay men and straight men and between lesbians and straight women, to quantify these consequences. Using the National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2010, and controlling for several correlates of income, I use ordinary least squares regression to test the hypothesis that lesbians have higher incomes on the average than straight women do, and that straight men earn more than gay men. I also use hierarchical regression to test the relative strengths ...
Medical Subject Headings: reproductive and urinary physiologybehavior and behavior mechanisms
free text keywords: LGBT, heteronormativity, gendered division of labor, workplace discrimination, income gaps
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