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New Patterns of Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community

  • Author(s): Badgett, M.V. Lee
  • Durso, Laura E.
  • Schneebaum, Alyssa
  • et al.
Abstract

As poverty rates for nearly all populations increased during the recession, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Americans remained more likely to be poor than heterosexual people. Gender, race, education and geography all influence poverty rates among LGB populations, and children of same-sex couples are particularly vulnerable to poverty. The study updates and extends a similar, first-of-its kind Williams Institute report released in 2009 that was based on data from the first half of the last decade

 

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