Sexual orientation, work values, pay, and preference for public and nonprofit employment: evidence from Canadian postsecondary students

Lewis, Gregory B., and Ng, Eddy S. (2013) Sexual orientation, work values, pay, and preference for public and nonprofit employment: evidence from Canadian postsecondary students. Canadian Public Administration, 56 (4). pp. 542-564.

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Evidence shows that gay men hold fewer government jobs in the US than their share of the population would predict. Two large surveys of Canadian university and college students, however, indicate no lack of interest in public sector jobs among gay, lesbian, transgender and queer people (GLBTQs). This article explores data on the differing perceptions, motivations, and expectations of GLBTQ students of public and nonprofit employment. We find that (1) GLBTQs are more likely than heterosexuals to prefer public and nonprofit sector employment; (2) GLBTQ career goals and work values predict stronger desire for public and nonprofit sector jobs than heterosexuals; and (3) GLBTQs expect to pay a smaller penalty for working in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Item ID: 57756
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1754-7121
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 11:07
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 100%
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