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Science and beλond Talk: Economic Research on LGBTQ+ issues

On April 27, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Dario Sansone Lecturer in Economics at the University of Exeter Business School, will give a talk on “Economic Research on LGBTQ+ issues”. Afterwards there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

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This presentation will provide the most up-to-date estimates of the size, demographic characteristics, and family structures of LGBTQ+ individuals. It will then describe sexual minority individuals’ educational and occupational choices, with a specific focus on the representation of sexual minorities in STEM. It will also summarize what is known about the size, direction, and sources of wage differentials related to variation in sexual orientation and gender identity.  It will conclude by discussing the economic costs of homophobia and transphobia: discrimination against LGBTQ+ people leads not only to health and economic disparities, but to an inefficient allocation of talents and widespread costs for firms, consumers, and governments.

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