Same-Sex Partners

Same-Sex Partners : The Social Demography of Sexual Orientation

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Addressing the lack of understanding regarding the lives of same-sex couples, this book examines the sociodemographic characteristics of partnered gay men and lesbians. The authors draw on U.S. census data to present quantitative analyses of topics pertaining to gay men and lesbians that have previously been relatively unexamined or assessed mainly through qualitative studies. They explore where gay men and lesbians live, why they choose those residences, income inequality, occupations, dimensions of family attachments, relationship commitments, and family structures. The census data allows the authors to provide a more detailed representation of many of the essential features in the lives of gay men and lesbians compared to those of married and cohabiting heterosexuals. In certain cases, the data and analyses reinforce current stereotypes, while in other cases they challenge preexisting beliefs. Ultimately, this book provides a foundation for future research, policy, law, and understanding regarding gay men and lesbians.
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  • Paperback | 239 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 16mm | 399.16g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 38
  • 0791476103
  • 9780791476109

About Amanda K. Baumle

Amanda K. Baumle is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston and the author of Demography in Transition: Emerging Trends in Population Studies.

D'Lane Compton is a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M University.

Dudley L. Poston Jr. is Professor of Sociology and George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. He is the author or editor of many books, including (with Michael Micklin) Handbook of Population.
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