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Money, Myths and Change : The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men - M. V. Lee Badgett

Money, Myths and Change

The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men

Paperback Published: 1st December 2003
ISBN: 9780226034010
Number Of Pages: 272

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The common stereotype that lesbians and gay men are more affluent than heterosexuals is only one of many misconceptions that M. V. Lee Badgett debunks in this comprehensive work. Studying the ends and means of gay life from an economic perspective, she paints a more accurate picture than ever before of gay and lesbian standards of living, financial and family decisions, and professional lives, analyzing along the way the crucial issues that affect the livelihood of gay men and lesbians: workplace discrimination, denial of health care benefits to partners and children, the corporate wooing of gay consumer dollars, and the use of gay economic clout to inspire social and political change.

List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Meeting the Mythsp. 1
The Economic Penalty for Being Gayp. 20
Costs of the Closetp. 51
Compensation Discrimination Revisited: Benefitsp. 74
Queer Conspicuous Consumptionp. 102
A Family Resemblancep. 133
Reducing Inequities, Part 1: Public Policy and the Workplacep. 171
Reducing Inequities, Part 2: Family Policiesp. 196
Economic Strategies for Social Changep. 225
Prospects for the Futurep. 257
Notesp. 261
Referencesp. 270
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780226034010
ISBN-10: 0226034011
Series: Worlds of Desire S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st December 2003
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2

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