The sexuality pay gap: good for lesbians, bad for gay men

December 19, 2014, The Independent

(With reference to IZA World of Labor article by Nick Drydakis: Sexual orientation and labor market outcomes)

Lesbians earn significantly more than their heterosexual colleagues while homosexual men earn less, according to a World Bank/IZA World of Labour study exposing unexpected links between sexuality and salary. In Britain, lesbians are paid an average of 8 per cent more than straight women, with the trend even more extreme in other Western countries. In the US, the difference is 20 per cent. Conversely, homosexual men face a pay penalty, earning 5 per cent less than heterosexual men in the UK - rising to 9 per cent in Germany and 12 per cent in Canada.

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