Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111530
Authors: 
Geijtenbeek, Lydia
Plug, Erik
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9077
Abstract: 
We study the earnings of transsexuals using Dutch administrative labor force data. First, we compare transsexuals to other women and men, and find that transsexuals earn more than women and less than men. Second, we compare transsexuals before and after transition using worker fixed effects models, and find a fall in earnings for men who become women and a smaller rise (if any) in earnings for women who become men. These earnings patterns, which hold for annual as well as hourly earnings, are consistent with a labor market model in which workers are discriminated for being female and transsexual.
Subjects: 
transsexuals
gender
labor market outcomes
discrimination
JEL: 
J16
J24
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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