Faculty Publications

Title

Comparing the earnings of cohabiting lesbians, cohabiting heterosexual women, and married women: Evidence from the 2000 Census

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Industrial Relations

Volume

46

Issue

4

First Page

699

Last Page

727

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. © 2007 Regents of the University of California.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2007

DOI of published version

10.1111/j.1468-232X.2007.00493.x

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