Sexual Orientation Discrimination: An International Perspective, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

An International Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Lee Badgett, Jeff Frank

Routledge

326 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Description

Having recently authored one of the most significant books, Money, Myths and Change, in this exciting area of economics, Lee Badgett has now teamed up with Jeff Frank and a collection of international contributors to provide an analysis of sexual orientation discrimination on an international scale.

Discrimination based on sexual orientation continues to fuel collective action, policy debates and academic scrutiny in many countries. For some time, sociologists and psychologists have studied sexual orientation discrimination in institutions and explored prejudices against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in mainstream areas. Now economists have also begun to examine the experiences of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals in less traditional research sectors including the labour, housing, credit, and retail markets. This book includes sections on:

  • wages and jobs
  • discrimination across institutional contexts
  • discrimination in cultural institutions including religion, education and sport
  • addressing discrimination through public policies.

Innovative and up-to-date this book is an essential read for postgraduate students studying in the areas of political economy, gender studies and feminist economics.

Reviews

'It is a fascinating illustration of the often unseen and even underhand nature of sexual orientation discrimination.' - Drew Payne, Nursing Standard

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Global Gay Gap: Institutions, Markets, and Social Change Part 1: Wages and Jobs Part 2: Discrimination Across Institutional Contexts Part 3: Discrimination in other Cultural Institutions: Religion, Education, and Sport Part 4: Addressing Discrimination Through Public Policies

About the Series

Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics

The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) aims to increase the visibility and range of economic research on gender; facilitate communication among scholars, policymakers, and activists concerned with women's wellbeing and empowerment; promote discussions among policy makers about interventions which serve women's needs; educate economists, policymakers, and the general public about feminist perspectives on economic issues; foster feminist evaluations of economics as a discipline; expose the gender blindness characteristic of much social science and the ways in which this impoverishes all research - even research that does not explicitly concern women’s issues; help expand opportunities for women, especially women from underrepresented groups, within economics; and, encourage the inclusion of feminist perspectives in the teaching of economics.

The IAFFE book series pursues the aims of the organization by providing a forum in which scholars have space to develop their ideas at length and in detail. The series exemplifies the value of feminist research and the high standard of IAFFE-sponsored scholarship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POL023000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
SOC012000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies