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Gays' Pay in the UK

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  • Arabsheibani, G. Reza

    (University of Wales Aberystwyth)

  • Alan Marin

    (London School of Economics)

  • Jonathan Wadsworth

    (Royal Holloway and CEP)

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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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  • Arabsheibani, G. Reza & Alan Marin & Jonathan Wadsworth, 2002. "Gays' Pay in the UK," Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2002 8, Royal Economic Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:ac2002:8
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