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Sexual identity and wellbeing: A distributional analysis / Samuel Mann; David Blackaby; Nigel O’Leary; Nigel O'Leary

Economics Letters, Volume: 181, Pages: 133 - 136

Swansea University Authors: David, Blackaby, Nigel, O'Leary

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 13th November 2020

Abstract

The relationship between sexual identity and wellbeing is analysed in an unconditional panel quantile setting. There is heterogeneity across sexual identity and gender for homosexuals and, for all but lesbians, sexual minorities are less satisfied than heterosexuals below the median of the wellbeing...

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Published in: Economics Letters
ISSN: 01651765
Published: 2019
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa50056
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Abstract: The relationship between sexual identity and wellbeing is analysed in an unconditional panel quantile setting. There is heterogeneity across sexual identity and gender for homosexuals and, for all but lesbians, sexual minorities are less satisfied than heterosexuals below the median of the wellbeing distribution. Meanwhile, bisexuals of any gender are the least satisfied of any sexual group, and this is apparent across the entire wellbeing distribution. In contrast, the happiest individuals who report an ‘other’ sexual orientation are happier than the happiest heterosexuals.
Keywords: subjective wellbeing; sexual orientation; jittering; recentred influence function; quantile regression; correlated random effects
Start Page: 133
End Page: 136