Education, race and revealed attitudes towards homosexual couples
AbstractWe examine the varying influence of the presence of homosexual couples on average home prices with different compositions of educational attainment and race. We find that a higher number of homosexuals in relatively higher educated areas is associated with higher average prices and lower average prices in areas with less educated residents. The magnitude of positive influence and negative influence is lower when the number of black residents increases. This suggests that education is associated with a greater revealed tolerance for homosexuals, but the influence of education is less for areas with a higher percent black, perhaps due to homophily.
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Date of creation: 17 May 2013
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Sexual Orientation; Homophily; Race; Education; Prejudice;
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- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-05-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2013-05-24 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-EDU-2013-05-24 (Education)
- NEP-POL-2013-05-24 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2013-05-24 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-URE-2013-05-24 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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