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Explorations - Introduction: Towards Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Perspectives in Economics: Why and How They May Make a Difference


  • M.V. Lee Badgett
  • Prue Hyman


The economics profession has only recently begun to include research on lesbians and gay men, but we argue that a lesbian economics has long existed, with documentation of anti-lesbian discrimination, discussion of its private and social costs, and practical work for change. This tradition, along with the newer traditions built upon work with gay men and bisexual people, provides a basis for feminists to expand work in economics on lesbian and gay issues. The articles in the symposium propose ideas for future research, for learning from other disciplines, and for creating a more welcoming academic climate.

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  • M.V. Lee Badgett & Prue Hyman, 1998. "Explorations - Introduction: Towards Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Perspectives in Economics: Why and How They May Make a Difference," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(2), pages 49-54.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:4:y:1998:i:2:p:49-54
    DOI: 10.1080/135457098338428

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    1. M. V. Lee Badgett, 1995. "The Wage Effects of Sexual Orientation Discrimination," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 48(4), pages 726-739, July.
    2. M. V. Lee Badgett, 1995. "Gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation: All in the feminist family?," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(1), pages 121-139.
    3. Colleen Lamos, 1995. "Opening questions," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(2), pages 59-62.
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