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The gay glass ceiling in the UK

The gay glass ceiling in the UK | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Empirical research on sexual orientation and work-related inequality has focused on earnings and income. Several studies have found that gay men earn significantly less than similarly situated straight men, while lesbians earn more than similarly situated straight women (e.g., see Badgett 1995; Carpenter 2007; Aksoy et al. 2018; and others).

In contrast to earnings and income, little known about sexual orientation gaps in access to managerial autonomy and authority:

do sexual minorities face barriers in accessing jobs with supervisory and managerial workplace authority?
once on the managerial ladder, do sexual minorities face glass ceilings that block them from higher-level posts?
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‘The gay glass ceiling’: Researchers find gay men are frozen out of top management spots | Wonkblog

‘The gay glass ceiling’: Researchers find gay men are frozen out of top management spots | Wonkblog | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

The good news for gay men? A new analysis of U.K. data shows they are more likely to be supervisors and managers than their straight counterparts.

 

The bad news? Gay men are far more likely (7.9 percentage points, to be exact) to be stuck in low-level management jobs at the bottom of the organization chart or at smaller, less prestigious organizations — the shift manager at a retail store, for example. They’re significantly less likely (2.2 percentage points) than straight men to be high-level managers — the people who run trading floors and manage entire regions.

 

The worst news? Gay men of color are hit hardest. They face an even worse disparity than you’d expect based on adding the gap for gay men to that for men from racial minorities.

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Sexual orientation and earnings | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

Since the mid 1990s, many researchers have investigated labour market discrimination based on sexual orientation (e.g. Badgett 1995, Black et al. 2003, Arabsheibani et al. 2004, Plug and Berkhout 2004). These studies frequently find large earnings differences. Partnered gay men earn significantly less than partnered heterosexual men, and partnered lesbian women earn significantly more than partnered heterosexual women. When individual level self-reports of sexual orientation are available, the earnings differences are generally smaller.
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Young Adult Smokers 8 Times As Likely To Have Major Heart Attack

Young Adult Smokers 8 Times As Likely To Have Major Heart Attack | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A study published Tuesday in the journal Heart found that smokers under the age of 50 were the most vulnerable across all age groups of smokers.
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Attitude.co.uk | Gay men less likely to reach top management positions, new study finds

Attitude.co.uk | Gay men less likely to reach top management positions, new study finds | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study has found that gay men are less likely to reach high-level management positions.

The report, titled ‘Gay Glass Ceilings: Sexual Orientation and Workplace Authority in the UK' by the IZA Institute of Labour Economics, analysed responses of over 600,000 working adults to the annual UK Integrated Household Survey between 2009 and 2014.

Results revealed that 7.9% of gay employees are more likely to be stuck in low-level management jobs such as a shift manager or working for smaller organisations than straight men.

In addition, gay men are 2.2% less likely than straight men to be high-level managers such as people running trading floors or managing entire regions.
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How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK

How your sexual orientation affects your salary in the UK | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Finding the right data Since the mid-1990s, labour market discrimination based on sexual orientation has been investigated by a number of researchers (Badgett 1995, Black et al. 2003, Arabsheibani …
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Smoking boosts heart attack risk 8-fold for younger adults

Smoking boosts heart attack risk 8-fold for younger adults | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - - For young adults who smoke, the risk of a major heart attack is 8 times higher than for their peers who never smoked or who gave it up, a UK study found."

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