Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Badgett: Costs of transgender discrimination are high

M.V. Lee Badgett

M.V. Lee Badgett, UMass Amherst economics professor and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, co-authored an editorial in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. The editorial, “The High Costs of Discrimination,” discusses the costs associated with Massachusetts’ failure to pass legislation prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity to both the individuals as well as the state’s economy. The op-ed is based on a the study, “The Costs of Employment Discrimination Against Transgender Residents of Massachusetts,” conducted by Badgett’s co-author, Jody L. Herman of the Williams Institute at UCLA.