Stephanie Steinmetz, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Mirjam Fischer, Doctoral researcher in Sociology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Nancy Bates, Senior Researcher for Survey Methodology, US Census Bureau, USA
In recent years, much progress has been made in the US, Europe and beyond with regard to legislation that is supportive and protective of LGBTs (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans persons). While these achievements are laudable, it is important to keep evaluating to what extent structural obstacles to equality remain. Compared to research on other minority groups, sexual minorities have been studied quantitatively much less in the social sciences. Yet, scholars have continuously made efforts to overcome the methodological challenges associated with studying this population quantitatively. This is an important development which should be encouraged and continued.
The aim of the special issue is to showcase research around the challenges, successes, and best practices when collecting data on sexual minorities. We also welcome articles estimating the size of the LGBT population (using a variety of methodologies) and policy papers.
Extended deadline April 30, 2018.
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Editors-in-Chief Jansson, Ingegerd, Statistics Sweden, Sweden Kraft, Karin, Statistics Sweden, Sweden Larsson, Karl, Statistics Sweden, Sweden
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Associate Editors Andridge Rebecca, The Ohio State University, USA Bakker Bart, VU University Amsterdam and Statistics Netherlands, Netherlands Bates Nancy A., U.S. Census Bureau, USA Beatty Paul C., National Center for Health Statistics, USA Biemer Paul P., RTI International, USA Bijak, Jakub, University of Southampton Cantwell Patrick J., U.S. Census Bureau, USA Chun, Asaph Young, U.S. Census Bureau, USA Cohen Michael P., Consultant, USA Dagum Estela B., Consultant, USA Dalén Jörgen, Consultant, Sweden Dever, Jill A., RTI International, USA Domingo-Ferrer Josep, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain Drechsler Jörg, Institute for Employment Research, Germany Eckman, Stephanie, IAB, Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany Edwards Teresa P., University of North Carolina, USA Eltinge John L., U.S. Census Bureau, USA Elvers Eva, Statistics Sweden, Sweden Holmberg Anders, Statistics Norway, Norway Karlsson Sune, Örebro University, Sweden Kasprzyk Daniel, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA Kott Phillip S., RTI International, USA Laitila Thomas, Statistics Sweden, Örebro, Sweden De Leeuw Edith D., Utrecht University, The Netherlands Marker David A., Westat, Inc., USA Mulry Mary H., U.S. Census Bureau, USA Nyquist Hans, Stockholm University, Sweden Olson Kristen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA Ranalli, Marie, University of Perugia, Italy Ribe Martin, Consultant, Sweden Sakshaug, Joe University of Michigan, USA Schouten, Berry, Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands Smith Paul, University of Southampton, UK Thompson Jenny, U.S. Census Bureau, USA Tzavidis Nikos, University of Southampton, UK Wagner, James, University of Michigan, USA Willis Gordon Zanutto Elaine L., National Analysts Worldwide, USA Zhang Li-Chun, University of Southampton and Statistics Norway, Norway
Book Review Editor McCarthy, Jaki S., USDA/NASS, U.S.A