Fu, Shihe (2008): Sexual orientation and neighborhood quality: Do same-sex couples make better communities?
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This study provides an initial empirical analysis on identifying the general relationship between housing values and the spatial distribution of same-sex couples across the U.S. The paper uses the 1990 and 2000 census 5% Public Use Microdata Samples and introduces the gay index into the social-amenity-based hedonic housing models. The results show significant correlation between the spatial concentration of same-sex couples and housing values; furthermore, housing values are higher in a city where the proportion of same-sex couples was higher a decade ago, suggesting that same-sex couples make better communities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Sexual orientation and neighborhood quality: Do same-sex couples make better communities?|
|Keywords:||Same-sex couples, Hedonic housing model, Gentrification, Gay index|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J15 - Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R3 - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location > R31 - Housing Supply and Markets
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R14 - Land Use Patterns
|Depositing User:||Shihe Fu|
|Date Deposited:||12. Mar 2008 01:42|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 20:31|
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