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Sexual orientation and occupational rank

  • Ali M Ahmed

    ()

    (Linnaeus University and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study)

  • Lina Andersson

    ()

    (Linnaeus University)

  • Mats Hammarstedt

    ()

    (Linnaeus University)

This paper presents a study of differences in occupational rank between gay and heterosexual males as well as between lesbian and heterosexual females. We estimate different specifications of an ordered probit model on register data from Sweden. Our data consist of married heterosexual men and women and homosexual men and women living in civil unions. We find that homosexual men have a lower probability of working in a profession demanding a longer university education or a management profession than heterosexual men. In contrast, we find that homosexual women are more likely than heterosexual women to work in such professions.

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Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2422-2433

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