Gay Glass Ceilings

24 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2007

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Jeff Frank

University of London, Royal Holloway College - Department of Economics

Abstract

The UK Association of University Teachers conducted a 2000/01 survey of staff in six British universities to determine the experience of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) employees holding academic and non-academic appointments. We analyse the salaries and ranks held by LGB individuals, guided by a new model of the interaction of tastes for discrimination and the decision to come out. We find no evidence that LGB staff suffer any disadvantage in salaries relative to heterosexuals. We do find evidence that gay/bisexual men suffer from glass ceilings comparable to those faced by heterosexual women.

Suggested Citation

Frank, Jeff, Gay Glass Ceilings. Economica, Vol. 73, No. 291, pp. 485-508, August 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=918584 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0335.2006.00516.x

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