Economic rights, economic myths, and economic realities

Jeane W. Anastas

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Although the myth is that gay and lesbian people, especially gay men, are aft1uent and are faring well in the workplace, research shows that they in fact experience wage discrimination and lack many other fundamental rights related to employment. This article reviews the literature addressing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people as workers, showing the ways in which their economic rights are still compromised in the United States today. The social work profession must understand these realities and seek ways to address them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Hate Crimes to Human Rights
Subtitle of host publicationA Tribute to Matthew Shepard
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781315877099
ISBN (Print)9781560232568
StatePublished - May 1 2014


  • Economic myths
  • Economic rights
  • Employment
  • Employment benefits
  • Gay rights
  • Gays
  • Lesbians
  • Social work
  • Wage discrimination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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