Gays' Pay in the UK
This paper attempts, for the first time for the UK, to analyse the earnings of homosexuals and test for the possible existence of sexual orientation discrimination. Homosexuals are identified as individuals living with "same sex partners". Using twenty quarters of the LFS, we identify 630 homosexuals. Decomposition analysis indicates that although gays earn more than non-gays they are still discriminated against. However, looking at gay men and lesbians separately we find that it is homosexual men who are subject to discrimination and therefore are likely to benefit from legislation that has to be in place in the UK by the end of 2003.
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