Analyzing the Economics of Gender Identities


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Professor Marieka Klawitter

Professor Marieka Klawitter

Over the last few years, the debate in America over the rights of people of different gender identities has become a key civil rights issue.

Professor Marieka Klawitter is the final speaker in the UW’s Equity and Difference series. Her widely published research, focuses on poverty, family savings and the economic impact of public policies on sexual orientation.

Her May 18th lecture, “I’m Coming Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the U.S.” looked at the ways acceptance and changes to the law have affected LGBTQ equality since the 1969 stonewall riots.

We met at her UW office to talk about the social and economic realities for members of the LGBTQ community.

Professor Marieka Klawitter was the final speaker for the Equity and Difference series at the UW.

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