Fine, Leigh E. (2015). Penalized or Privileged? Sexual Identity, Gender, and Postsecondary Educational Attainment. American Journal of Education.
vol. 121 (2) pp. 271-297
Prior literature on educational attainment indicates that there is both a female advantage and an LGB bonus: women are more likely to have earned bachelor’s degrees than men, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons are more likely to have earned a bachelor’s degree than heterosexuals. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health, I run logistic regressions on respondents’ likelihood of having a bachelor’s degree as a function of both gender and sexuality. I find that the female advantage and LGB bonus do not hold for sexual minority women, who are the gender and sexuality group least likely to have completed college.
American Journal of Education
Fine, Leigh E.