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Title: Same-Sex Partners
Authors: Amanda K. Baumle D’Lane R. Compton Dudley L. Poston Jr.
Nancy Ellegate
Keywords: Gay couples United States Statistics
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: SUNY Press
Description: en
This book illustrates the power of demographic data. Drawing from what many see as a kind of bare-bones, inflexible, and narrowly focused data set, the 2000 U.S. Census, Baumle, Compton and Poston have been thorough and cre- ative and have put together an enormous amount of information on the lives of partnered gay male and lesbian Americans. In the ways they address these issues and in their data analyses, they forge new ground here. Their work is important and timely, and should receive wide attention. While issues involving gay males and lesbians are regularly front-page news and on the minds of voters and the general public alike, there is still a relative paucity of information about the shape of the lives of this group, even as it re- ceives more attention. Of course, scholars in a variety of academic fields, from sociology to anthropology to political science, have been turning their attention to the lives of gay men and lesbians. But there are very few studies that present the kind of systematic overview and national picture that Baumle, Compton and Poston have been able to provide here.
URI: http://10.6.20.12:80/handle/123456789/47419
ISBN: 978-0-7914-7609-3
Appears in Collections:Gender Studies

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