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Sexual orientation related to preferences for competition

The gender wage gap is one of the most researched empirical facts in labor economics. But it is not only the biological sex that is related to wages. A small but growing empirical evidence documents how individual sexual orientation is … Continue reading

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Should you come out in the workplace and would your employer care?

According to a report by Nick Drydakis published by IZA World of Labor today, half of gay and lesbian employees do not reveal their sexual orientation in the workplace for fear of discrimination and harassment. The report goes on to … Continue reading

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Munich discriminates against lesbians, Berlin does not

Are lesbians subject to labor market discrimination? And can they avoid discrimination by adopting a more conventional lifestyle such as marriage? A new IZA discussion paper by Doris Weichselbaumer examines these questions for Germany. In an experiment she sent out … Continue reading

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