According to Marina Adshade of BigThink, "lesbian women are better-educated on average, are more likely to be white, live predominantly in cities, have fewer children, and are significantly more likely to be a professional. But even when you control for these differences, the wage premium is still on the order of 6%." Lesbian women also face discrimination for their sexual orientation — a recent study suggested, for instance, that as girls, they may receive disproportionately harsh punishment. So it's surprising that this group actually makes more money than women who don't face homophobia.
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