The Sexual Orientation Wage Gap : the Role of Occupational Sorting and Human Capital

  title={The Sexual Orientation Wage Gap : the Role of Occupational Sorting and Human Capital},
  author={Heather Antecol and A G Antonisse-de Jong and Michael and Steinberger},
Using data from the 2000 U.S. Census, the authors explore two alternative explanations for the sexual orientation wage gap: occupational sorting, and human capital differences. They find that lesbian women earned more than heterosexual women irrespective of marital status, while gay men earned less than their married heterosexual counterparts but more than their cohabitating heterosexual counterparts. Results of a Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition indicate that the relative wage advantages observed… CONTINUE READING

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