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Title:Marriage, partnership and sexual orientation: a study of British university academics and administrators PDF Logo
Authors:Booth, Alison L.
Frank, Jeff
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3510
Abstract:Using a unique data source on marital status, partnership and sexual orientation of academics and administrators at British universities, we estimate the impact of personal relationships upon earnings for men and women. While university data cover a relatively homogeneous group of workers, the two sides of the university are very different, with administrative jobs being more like the general job market in the economy. We find a large and significant married male premium, but only on the administrative side of the university. There is no female marriage premium, and no partnership return to gay men or to either heterosexual or homosexual women.
Subjects:Partnership
marriage
sexual orientation
academic labour markets
JEL:J12
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008060542
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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