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An Examination of Poverty and Sexual Orientation in the UK

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  • Uhrig, S.C. Noah

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Is there a link between sexuality and poverty? If so, has this relationship changed over time? What anti-poverty policies might be relevant to address issues related to sexuality and poverty? The report synthesises literature and adds top-line findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study. It finds that gay men, and bisexual men and women experience some degree of material disadvantage as compared to heterosexuals. Lesbian disadvantage may be more related to their status as women than their sexuality. Recommendations concern alleviating sexuality related homelessness, school bullying, health inequalities, earnings disparities and social care needs in old age.

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Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series ISER Working Paper Series with number 2014-02.

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Date of creation: 14 Jan 2014
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  1. Nattavudh Powdthavee & Mark Wooden, 2014. "What Can Life Satisfaction Data Tell Us About Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities? A Structural Equation Model for Australia and the United Kingdom," CEP Discussion Papers dp1267, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.

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