Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52056
Authors: 
Plug, Erik
Webbink, Dinand
Martin, Nicholas G.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5772
Abstract: 
This paper examines whether gay and lesbian workers sort into tolerant occupations. With information on sexual orientation, prejudice and occupational choice taken from Australian Twin Registers, we find that gays and lesbians shy away from prejudiced occupations. We show that our segregation results are largely driven by those gay and lesbian workers with disclosed identities, and robust to the inclusion of unobserved factors that are inherited and observed factors that strongly correlate with productive skills and vocational preferences. Our segregation estimates are generally large and consistent with prejudice based theories of employer and employee discrimination against gay and lesbian workers.
Subjects: 
sexual orientation
occupational choice
discrimination
segregation
JEL: 
J15
J24
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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