Sean Waite

There’s a wage hierarchy based on sexual orientation

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Lesbians earn more than straight women (but less than all men), write Sean Waite and Nicole Denier.

It is now well accepted that gender is a major source of differentiation in the labour market. On average women earn less than men, even when they have similar education, and work full-time and in identical occupations. Until recently, little information was available […]

How your sexual orientation can affect how much you earn.

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Despite recent strides toward equality, labor markets are often stratified on gender and racial grounds. Using Canadian Census data, Sean Waite and Nicole Denier find that these wage gaps extend to sexual minorities; even when employed in lucrative occupations, gay men and lesbians earn significantly less than straight men. They also find that while straight women’s pay is […]

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