Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/232992
Authors: 
Kasprowski, David
Fischer, Mirjam
Chen, Xiao
de Vries, Lisa
Kroh, Martin
Kühne, Simon
Richter, David
Zindel, Zaza
Year of Publication: 
2021
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Weekly Report [ISSN:] 2568-7697 [Volume:] 11 [Year:] 2021 [Issue:] 5/6 [Pages:] 42-50
Abstract: 
Discrimination and rejection experienced by LGBTQI* people affect their mental health and, in the long term, their physical health as well. Survey data from the Socio-Economic Panel and Bielefeld University show that LGBTQI* people in Germany are affected by negative mental health outcomes three to four times more often than the rest of the population. Poor physical health that may be stress-related, such as heart disease, migraines, asthma, and chronic back pain, are also far more common. A person's general well-being depends in part on their social environment. LGBTQI* people, and trans* people in particular, often feel lonely, which is cause for concern in view of increasing loneliness among most people during the coronavirus pandemic. The findings point to a marked health gradient, which should be addressed by measures including expanding queer safe spaces and by explicitly naming LGBTQI* hate crimes in the criminal code.
Subjects: 
LGBTQI*
trans*
mental health
health disparities
social networks
family ties
friendship ties
JEL: 
J7
J15
J16
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Document Type: 
Article

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