Homophobia and the home search: Rental market discrimination against same-sex couples in rural and urban housing markets

Hellyer, Joshua

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhe.2020.101744
URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2021
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Housing Economics
Volume: 51
Issue number: Article 101744
Page range: 1-10
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier [u.a.]
ISSN: 1051-1377
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Previous research has found discrimination against same-sex couples in the rental housing market. However, no studies have tested in rural markets, even though anti-LGBT attitudes may be more prevalent there due to conservative social norms and less frequent contact with LGBT people. I study whether the rate of discrimination against same-sex couples differs between rural and urban rental housing markets. I use a matched correspondence test design, sending email inquiries about the availability of rental homes to 445 landlords in 28 markets posing as either a same-sex or opposite-sex couple. Results compare rates of positive response between these groups, suggesting that landlords do not respond at substantially different rates to inquiries from same-sex or opposite-sex couples in rural or urban markets, nor do response rates differ between states with anti-discrimination ordinances and those without.

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