The pay gap between lesbian and straight women is nearly as big as the average pay gap between women and men, according to a new study.
Lesbians make 8% more than straight women- men in general earn 9% more than women. Why do lesbians make more money than straight women?
The author of the report, Dr Nick Drydakis, gave some reasons as to why he thought this was the case.
Here are some.
1. Lesbians may realize early in life that they aren’t going to marry into a traditional household.
2. This means that they are willing to make a series of career choices, such as staying in school longer, choosing a degree that leads to a higher paying job, or working longer hours.
3. He added that gay women might self-select into male-dominated professions- which offer higher salaries
Basically, according to the author of the report, women in same sex relationships aren’t subjected as much to the same gender norms and stereotypes as straight women- which works out quite well in the workplace.