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Abstract Details

Activity Number: 209
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Monday, August 2, 2010 : 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Sponsor: Social Statistics Section
Abstract - #309469
Title: Measurement Issues and the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Population
Author(s): Nancy Bates*+
Companies: U.S. Census Bureau
Address: 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington , DC, 20233,
Keywords: Survey measurement ; Same-sex marriage ; Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender population

Reliable data on marriage, divorce and family composition are essential for measuring poverty, the employment and earnings situations of families, developing and evaluating health care, tax, and other policies, and addressing other issues of national and local concern. Without accurate measures, analyses may be incorrect or policies may be misdirected. The legal landscape around same sex marriage has been changing rapidly. Since 2004, same-sex marriage has been made legal in several states, and other states have legalized civil unions or created domestic partnership registries. This roundtable discussion centers around the survey measurement issues related to Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender individuals. Measurement issues include how to measure relationship status, family status, and health issues.

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