Cevat Giray Aksoy, Ralph De Haas, 18 February 2022

A recent experiment in Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine attempted to overcome deep-seated prejudice against the LGBT community using information. Ralph De Haas and Cevat Aksoy of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development tell Tim Phillips about which messages cut through, and what impact can they have in the face of religious and state hostility.

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Aksoy, C, Carpenter, C, de Haas, R, Dolls, M and Windsteiger, L. 2022. 'Reducing Sexual-Orientation Discrimination: Experimental Evidence from Basic Information Treatments'. CEPR

Raquel Fernández, Sahar Parsa, 26 November 2021

Two new papers pinpoint the election of 1992 as a turning point in the attitudes of Americans to same-sex relationships, and ask, what has caused this change? Raquel Fernandez and Sahar Parsa of NYU tell Tim Phillips about the complex relationship between political and social attitudes.

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Fernández, R and Parsa, S. 2021. 'Gay Politics Goes Mainstream: Democrats, Republicans, and Same-Sex Relationships'. CEPR

Cevat Giray Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter, Jefferson Frank, Matt L. Huffman, 13 June 2018

Earnings gaps and ‘glass ceilings’ have been extensively documented for women and racial minorities. This column explores whether similar limits to advancement are present for sexual minorities, using data from the UK. Although gay men are found to be more likely than similar heterosexual men to report managerial authority, they seem to be restricted to low-level managerial positions, with little representation at higher levels. Similar glass ceiling effects are found for lesbians and bisexual adults, and the evidence is suggestive of discrimination playing a role. 


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