Publications [#347332] of Seth G. Sanders

Chapters in Books

  1. Black, D; Gates, G; Sanders, S; Taylor, L, Demographics of the gay and lesbian population in The United States: Evidence from available systematic data sources, in Queer Economics: A Reader (January, 2013), pp. 61-92, ISBN 0415771692
    (last updated on 2020/06/17)

    Abstract:
    © 2008 Editorial matter and selection, Joyce Jacobsen and Adam Zeller; individual chapters, the contributors. THE EMERGENCE OF SOLID demographic studies describing the gay and lesbian population marks an important change for social science research. Historically, few sizable surveys of this population were available, and many previous surveys that provided large samples of gays and lesbians utilized “convenience sampling,” as in samples drawn from readers of particular magazines or newspapers, or responses solicited from Internet sites or in gay bars. Researchers have been properly reluctant to draw general inferences about the gay and lesbian population from these samples. Recently, however, a number of scholars have begun to study economic and social issues in the gay and lesbian population using sizable samples with known propert ies - samples drawn from the General Social Survey, the National Health and Social Life Survey, and the 1990 U.S. census.