The Lesbian Wage Bump

John Lund/Blend Images/Getty Images

Why is the gender wage gap narrower for lesbians? Cristen and Caroline investigate why those bigger paychecks happen but probably don't buy an easier time in the workplace.

Episode Sources:

"Why lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women"

"The surprising reason why lesbians get paid more than straight women"

"Unequal pay: The gay wage gap"

"What explains the lesbian wage premium?"

"What's behind the lesbian pay gap?"

"There may be some truth to the 'gay jobs' stereotype"

"The myth of gay affluence"

"LGBT women are among most at risk of poverty in America"

"Gay money: The truth about lesbian and gay economics"

"The quiet crisis among queer women"

"Before that sex change, think about your next paycheck"

Academic Insights:

"New patterns of poverty in the lesbian, gay and bisexual community." M.V. Lee Badgett et al. The Williams Institute. June 2013.

"LGBT parenting in the United States." Gary J. Gates. The Williams Institute. February 2013.

Topics in this Podcast: marriage, women in the workplace, relationships, egalitarianism, wage gap, lesbians, lgbt