The Economic Case for Lgbt Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All M. V. Lee Badgett

The Economic Case for Lgbt Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All

Author: M. V. Lee Badgett
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Book Title
The Economic Case for Lgbt Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All
Author
M. V. Lee Badgett
ISBN
9780807035603
An economist demonstrates how LGBT equality and inclusion within organizations increases their bottom line and allows for countries' economies to flourish We know that homophobia harms LGBT individuals in many ways, but economist M. V. Lee Badgett argues that in addition to moral and human rights reasons for equality, we can now also make a financial argument. Finding that homophobia and transphobia cost 1% or more of a country's GDP, Badgett expertly uses recent research and statistics to analyze how these hostile practices and environments affect both the US and global economies. LGBT equality remains a persistent and pertinent issue. The continued passing of discriminatory laws, people being fired from jobs for their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, harassment and bullying in school, violence and hate crimes on the streets, exclusion from intolerant families, and health effects of stigma all make it incredibly difficult to live a good life. Examining the consequences of anti-LGBT practices across multiple countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, India and the Philippines, Badgett reveals the expensive repercussions of hate and discrimination, and how our economy loses when we miss out on the full benefit of LGBT people's potential contributions.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: M. V. Lee BadgettPublisher: Beacon PressPublished: 05/19/2020ISBN: 9780807035603Pages: 240Weight: 0.95lbsSize: 8.60h x 5.80w x 1.10dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/03/2020Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 6Library Journal 04/01/2020 pg. 108Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2020
An economist demonstrates how LGBT equality and inclusion within organizations increases their bottom line and allows for countries' economies to flourish

We know that homophobia harms LGBT individuals in many ways, but economist M. V. Lee Badgett argues that in addition to moral and human rights reasons for equality, we can now also make a financial argument. Finding that homophobia and transphobia cost 1% or more of a country's GDP, Badgett expertly uses recent research and statistics to analyze how these hostile practices and environments affect both the US and global economies.

LGBT equality remains a persistent and pertinent issue. The continued passing of discriminatory laws, people being fired from jobs for their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, harassment and bullying in school, violence and hate crimes on the streets, exclusion from intolerant families, and health effects of stigma all make it incredibly difficult to live a good life. Examining the consequences of anti-LGBT practices across multiple countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, India and the Philippines, Badgett reveals the expensive repercussions of hate and discrimination, and how our economy loses when we miss out on the full benefit of LGBT people's potential contributions.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: M. V. Lee Badgett
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: 05/19/2020
ISBN: 9780807035603
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.80w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/03/2020
Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 6
Library Journal 04/01/2020 pg. 108
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2020
An economist demonstrates how LGBT equality and inclusion within organizations increases their bottom line and allows for countries' economies to flourish

We know that homophobia harms LGBT individuals in many ways, but economist M. V. Lee Badgett argues that in addition to moral and human rights reasons for equality, we can now also make a financial argument. Finding that homophobia and transphobia cost 1% or more of a country's GDP, Badgett expertly uses recent research and statistics to analyze how these hostile practices and environments affect both the US and global economies.

LGBT equality remains a persistent and pertinent issue. The continued passing of discriminatory laws, people being fired from jobs for their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, harassment and bullying in school, violence and hate crimes on the streets, exclusion from intolerant families, and health effects of stigma all make it incredibly difficult to live a good life. Examining the consequences of anti-LGBT practices across multiple countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, India and the Philippines, Badgett reveals the expensive repercussions of hate and discrimination, and how our economy loses when we miss out on the full benefit of LGBT people's potential contributions.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: M. V. Lee Badgett
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: 05/19/2020
ISBN: 9780807035603
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.80w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/03/2020
Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 6
Library Journal 04/01/2020 pg. 108
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2020