Sissy That Walk: Transportation to Work by Sexual Orientation
Sonia Oreffice and
Dario Sansone ()
No 14571, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
We analyze differences in mode of transportation to work by sexual orientation, using the American Community Survey 2008-2019. Individuals in same-sex couples are significantly less likely to drive to work than men and women in different-sex couples. This gap is particularly stark among men: on average, almost 12 percentage point (or 13%) lower likelihood of driving to work for men in same-sex couples. Individuals in same-sex couples are also more likely to use public transport, walk, or bike to work: on average, men and women are 7 and 3 percentage points more likely, respectively, to take public transportation to work than those in different-sex couples. These differences persist after controlling for demographic characteristics, partner's characteristics, location, fertility, and marital status. Additional evidence from the General Social Survey 2008-2018 suggests that these disparities by sexual orientation may be due to lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals caring more for the environment than straight individuals.
Keywords: public transport; driving; sexual minorities; LGBTQ+; same-sex couples (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 J15 Q50 R40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
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Published - revised version published as 'Transportation to work by sexual orientation' in: PLoS ONE , 2022, 17(2), e0263687 [Open access]
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