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Do schools discriminate against homosexual parents? Evidence from a randomized correspondence experiment

  • Datos identificativos

    Identificador: PC:1786
  • Autores:

    Diaz-Serrano, Luis
    Meix-Llop, Enric
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    Autor según el artículo: Diaz-Serrano, Luis; Meix-Llop, Enric
    Departamento: Economia
    Autor/es de la URV: Díaz Serrano, L. ; Meix-Llop, E.
    Palabras clave: Homosexual rights Homosexual parents Discrimination Correspondence field experiment Schools
    Resumen: The recognition of homosexual rights is a controversial issue in many countries. Spain was the third country in the world (after the Netherlands and Belgium) to introduce a law recognizing homosexual marriage and the adoption of children by homosexual couples. In this paper, we examine for the first time whether schools are more hesitant about giving feedback to homosexual parents during children's pre-registration period in Catalonia (Spain). To do so, we designed a correspondence experiment to be conducted in schools. We created three types of fictitious couples-one heterosexual, one gay, and one lesbian-and sent emails to schools in which the couples' sexual orientation was explicit. Our results show that gay couples had a significantly lower (22 percentage points) call-back probability than heterosexual couples. No statistically significant differences in call-back probability were found between the lesbian and heterosexual couples.
    Grupo de investigación: ECO-SOS – Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics
    Áreas temáticas: Economics and business Economía y empresa Economia i empresa
    Acceso a la licencia de uso: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Direcció de correo del autor: luis.diaz@urv.cat
    ISSN: 0272-7757
    Identificador del autor: 0000-0001-9479-5091 0000-0002-5069-8158
    Fecha de alta del registro: 2016-07-04
    Página final: 142
    Volumen de revista: 53
    Versión del articulo depositado: info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
    Enlace a la fuente original: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272775716302989
    DOI del artículo: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.06.001
    Entidad: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Año de publicación de la revista: 2016
    Página inicial: 133
    Tipo de publicación: Article Artículo Article
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    Educació
    Economia
    Homosexual rights
    Homosexual parents
    Discrimination
    Correspondence field experiment
    Schools
    Economics and business
    Economía y empresa
    Economia i empresa
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