Comparing the Earnings of Cohabiting Lesbians, Cohabiting Heterosexual Women, and Married Women: Evidence from the 2000 Census

29 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2007

Abstract

Using data from the 2000 Census, I tested the hypothesis that cohabiting lesbians have statistically different earnings from cohabiting and married heterosexual women. Cohabiting lesbians earn more than their heterosexual counterparts, even when differences in child-rearing status are considered. Furthermore, the results do not support differences in household specialization as an explanation for the lesbian earnings premium.

Suggested Citation

Jepsen, Lisa Kay, Comparing the Earnings of Cohabiting Lesbians, Cohabiting Heterosexual Women, and Married Women: Evidence from the 2000 Census. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp. 699-727, October 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1020794 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2007.00493.x

Lisa Kay Jepsen (Contact Author)

University of Northern Iowa ( email )

Cedar Falls, IA 50614
United States

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