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Introduction: Population Perspectives on Sexual Minorities

Justin Denney () and Bridget Gorman

Population Research and Policy Review, 2014, vol. 33, issue 4, 479-484

Abstract: Population scientists investigate a multitude of important issues surrounding demographic trends and change. Yet, sexual minorities—including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—continue to represent an understudied group in population-based research. This has both social and political implications, as it hampers our ability to identify and locate where sexual minorities fall along the spectrum of issues typically investigated by demographers. This special issue includes important population-level studies aimed at understanding the demographic landscape for sexual minorities. Though not an exhaustive list, these include family organization, health disparities, educational attainment, and important implications for measurement and estimation. Perhaps more important, these studies also provide a roadmap that population scientists can use to help develop areas ripe for inquiry. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Keywords: Sexual minorities; LGBT; Family; Health disparities; Education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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