Health and happiness among homosexual couples in Europe
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SourceInternational Psychiatry, 10, 2, (2013), pp. 31-33
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SubjectInequality Cohesion Rationalization; Ongelijkheid Cohesie Rationalisatie
Data from five waves (2002–10) of the European Social Survey were examined to see the extent to which heterosexual and homosexual couples differ in their health and happiness. Homosexual people had lower levels of selfrated health and happiness. We suggest that those who experience discrimination are more strongly integrated in their gay community, which, in turn, may bring positive effects in terms of happiness due to a sense of belonging, but may be accompanied by the specific health risks associated with this community.
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