Transgender Men and Women in 2015: Employed, Unemployed, or Not in the Labor Force

  title={Transgender Men and Women in 2015: Employed, Unemployed, or Not in the Labor Force},
  author={Karen Leppel},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={203 - 229}
  • K. Leppel
  • Published 28 January 2021
  • Economics
  • Journal of Homosexuality
ABSTRACT This study used data from the 2015 US Transgender Survey, which gathered information from the largest sample of trans individuals to date. High labor force participation rates and high unemployment rates were found for both trans men and women. However, women were more likely to be out of the labor force and less likely to be employed than men. The unemployment rate of trans women was greater than that of trans men with otherwise similar characteristics; these results are consistent… 
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