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Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community

Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community

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This report undertakes the first analysis of the poor and low-income lesbian, gay, and bisexual population. The researchers find clear evidence that poverty is at least as common in the LGB population as among heterosexual people and their families.
This report undertakes the first analysis of the poor and low-income lesbian, gay, and bisexual population. The researchers find clear evidence that poverty is at least as common in the LGB population as among heterosexual people and their families.

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POVERTY IN THE LESBIAN, GAY, ANDBISEXUAL COMMUNITY 
Randy Albelda
 
University of Massachusetts, Boston 
M.V. Lee Badgett
University of Massachusetts, Amherst The Williams Institute, UCLA 
 Alyssa Schneebaum
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Gary J. Gates
 The Williams Institute, UCLA 
March 2009
 
 
 Acknowledgements 
 
This report was made possible through generous grants from the Arcus Foundation and the FordFoundation.The authors thank Brad Sears and other participants at various conferences for their helpful feedback andNaomi Goldberg for her assistance with preparing the report.
 About the Authors 
 
Randy Albelda
is a professor of economics and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Policy atUniversity of Massachusetts Boston. Her research and teaching covers a broad range of economic policiesaffecting low-income women and families. She is the coauthor of the books
Glass Ceilings and 
Bottomless Pits: Women’s Work, Women’s Poverty, Unlevel Playing Fields: 
Understanding Wage Inequality and Wage Discrimination 
, and
The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual.
 
M.V. Lee Badgett
is Research Director at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she isalso on the faculty of the Department of Economics. She studies family policy and employmentdiscrimination related to sexual orientation.
 Alyssa Schneebaum
is a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Herresearch interests are in the fields of sexual orientation discrimination and feminist labor economics.
Gary J. Gates
is the Williams Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. Hestudies the demographic and economic characteristics of the lesbian and gay population.

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