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  • About the Author: Kitt Carpenter

    Kitt Carpenter is Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University, Director of the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab, and Co-Founder of the American Economic Association’s Ad Hoc LG…

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20 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
Gay Men Used to Earn Less than Straight Men; Now They Earn More
Whether these massive changes have translated into improvements in workplace outcomes for the average gay man or lesbian, however, is not so obvious. There is, for example, no federal nondiscrimination protection on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. A natural question, then, is: have the shifts in approval of LGBTQ individuals corresponded to equivalent improvements in their paychecks?