Quotation Badgett, M.V. Lee, Durso, Laura, Schneebaum, Alyssa. 2015. Lesbians: Social and Economic Situation. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Hrsg. James D. Wright, 893-898. Oxford: Elsevier.




Lesbians, or women who primarily have sexual and emotional relationships with other women, face a distinctive set of social, legal, and cultural challenges and stigmas worldwide. With new sources of data about sexual orientation, social scientists have identified features of lesbians' social and economic situation. An overview of this body of research reveals that lesbians generally face economic and social disadvantage, both in the workplace and in organizing their family life. However, an international trend toward greater legal recognition of lesbian families and protections against workplace discrimination suggests that the legal and social context for lesbians will improve. Lesbians: Social and Economic Situation | Request PDF. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304193694_Lesbians_Social_and_Economic_Situation [accessed Oct 15 2018].


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Lesbians: Social and Economic Situation
Title of whole publication International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Editor James D. Wright
Page from 893
Page to 898
Location Oxford
Publisher Elsevier
Year 2015
Open Access Y
Open Access Link 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.10206-5


Schneebaum, Alyssa (Details)
Badgett, M.V. Lee (University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States/USA)
Durso, Laura (Center for American Progress Action, United States/USA)
Department of Economics (Grisold) (Details)
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