Exploring Individual and Structural Factors Associated with Employment among Young Transgender Women of Color Using a No-Cost Transgender Legal Resource Center

Brandon J. Hill, Kris Rosentel, Trevor Bak, Michael Silverman, Richard Crosby, Laura Salazar, Michele Kipke

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore individual and structural factors associated with employment among young transgender women (TW) of color. Methods: Sixty-five trans women of color were recruited from the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund to complete a 30-min interviewer-assisted survey assessing sociodemographics, housing, workplace discrimination, job-seeking self-efficacy, self-esteem, perceived public passability, and transactional sex work. Results: Logistic regression models revealed that stable housing (structural factor) and job-seeking self-efficacy (individual factor) were significantly associated with currently being employed. Conclusion: Our findings underscore the need for multilevel approaches to assist TW of color gain employment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalTransgender Health
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

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Publisher Copyright:
© Brandon J. Hill et al. 2017; Published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2017.

Keywords

  • employment
  • structural intervention
  • transgender
  • transgender health
  • transgender rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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