"The Relationship Between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development"

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm

Labor Studies brown-bag lunch talk by Dr. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University:


“The Relationship between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development:  Micro and Macro-Level Evidence”


If protecting human rights is not a compelling enough argument, this talk by Rutgers Professor Yana Rodgers gives another reason to promote inclusiveness of LGBT citizens: It is good for the economy.  The talk, based on a recent USAID report co-authored by several feminist economists, examines how the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people affects economic development. One can make a human rights case and a moral case for LGBT rights, but sometimes policymakers need quantitative evidence that more inclusion matters. This talk presents the numbers that can get LGBT rights to the policy table.


Oct 23. 2017, from 12:00-1:15

Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union (IU-Bloomington campus)


Co-sponsors for this event include the IU: Center for the Study of Global Change, SE Asian and ASEAN Studies Dept., Dept. of Economics, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Gender Studies Dept., GLBTQ+ Center, and International Studies Dept.