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Pink Work: Same-Sex Marriage, Employment and Discrimination

Dario Sansone ()

2018 Papers from Job Market Papers

Abstract: This paper analyzes how the legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S. affected gay and lesbian couples in the labor market. Results from a difference-in-difference model show that both partners in same-sex couples were more likely to be employed, have a full-time contract, and work longer hours in states that legalized same-sex marriage. Following the predictions from a theoretical search model with prejudiced employers and minority workers, empirical evidence suggests that marriage equality led to improvements in employment outcomes among gay and lesbian couples, and to lower occupational segregation, thanks to a decrease in discrimination towards sexual minorities.

JEL-codes: D10 J12 J15 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-09-07
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