Sexual orientation, prejudice, and segregation

Plug, Erik, Webbink, Dinand and Martin, Nick (2014) Sexual orientation, prejudice, and segregation. Journal of Labor Economics, 32 1: 123-159. doi:10.1086/673315

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Author Plug, Erik
Webbink, Dinand
Martin, Nick
Title Sexual orientation, prejudice, and segregation
Journal name Journal of Labor Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0734-306X
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1086/673315
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 123
End page 159
Total pages 37
Place of publication Chicago, United States
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Language eng
Subject 1410 Industrial relations
2002 Economics and Econometrics
Abstract This article examines whether gay and lesbian workers sort into tolerant occupations. With information on sexual orientation, prejudice, and occupational choice taken fromAustralian Twin Registers, we find that gays and lesbians shy away from prejudiced occupations. We show that our segregation results are largely driven by those gay and lesbian workers with disclosed identities and are robust to the inclusion of unobserved factors that are inherited and observed factors that strongly correlate with productive skills and vocational preferences.Our segregationestimates are consistent with prejudice-based theories of employer and employee discrimination against gay and lesbian workers.
Keyword Economics
Industrial Relations & Labor
Business & Economics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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