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Title: The Relationship Between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development: Micro and Macro-Level Evidence
Start Time: Monday October 23, 2017 12:00 PM
End Time: Monday October 23, 2017 01:15 PM
Location: IMU Dogwood Room
Contact: Center for the Study of Global Change
Url: https://global.indiana.edu/news-events/global-studies-positioning-series/index.html

Dr. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers from Rutgers University will share her work entitled:

"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.

This interdisciplinary brownbag talk is part of the Global Studies Positioning Series on the theme 'Non-State Actors Tackling Global Challenges'.

Bring your perspectives and your lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact Email: global@iu.edu
Cost: Free
Sponsoring Unit(s): Department of Labor Studies; The Center of the Study of Global Change; SE Asian and ASEAN Studies; Department of Economics; SPEA; Gender Studies; GLBTQ Center; and International Studies
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