publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Poverty in US Lesbian and Gay Couple Households

Schneebaum, Alyssa; Badgett, M. V. Lee;
  • Published: 04 Apr 2018
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Austria
Abstract
ABSTRACTPoverty is a widely researched topic in economics. However, despite growing research on the economic lives of lesbians and gay men in the United States since the mid 1990s, very little is known about poverty in same-sex couple households. This study uses American Community Survey data from 2010 to 2014 to calculate poverty rates for households headed by different-sex versus same-sex couples. Comparing households with similar characteristics, the results show that those headed by same-sex couples are more likely to be in poverty than those headed by different-sex married couples. Despite that overall disadvantage, a decomposition of the poverty risk shows...
Subjects
free text keywords: JEL I32, D31, J16, Poverty, same-sex couples, sexual orientation, lesbian, gay, bisexual, Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Gender Studies, Poverty, American Community Survey, Disadvantage, Vulnerability, Demographic economics, Lesbian, Labour economics, Economics, Sexual orientation
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Poverty in US Lesbian and Gay Couple Households

Schneebaum, Alyssa; Badgett, M. V. Lee;