Self-Employment, Earnings, and Sexual Orientation
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|Title:||Self-Employment, Earnings, and Sexual Orientation||Authors:||Jepsen, Christopher
Jepsen, Lisa K.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9009||Date:||Mar-2017||Abstract:||Although many studies document differences by sexual orientation in earnings and other labor-market outcomes, little is known about differences in self-employment. Our study contributes to both the self-employment literature and sexual-orientation literature by analyzing differences in self-employment rates and earnings by sexual orientation. Gay men are less likely to be self-employed than married men, whereas lesbians are equally likely to be self-employed as married women. We find that gay men earn less than married men. We do find, however, that for those gay men who are self-employed, there is little evidence of a further earnings penalty, at least among full-time workers. Lesbians earn at least as much as married women, but receive no further earnings premium—or penalty—by being self-employed, again among full-time workers.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Springer||Copyright (published version):||2017 Springer||Keywords:||Sexual orientation; Self-employment; Earnings||DOI:||10.1007/s11150-016-9351-z||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Research Collection|
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