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.
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This research was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, grant number UL1-TR000430 and The University of Chicago, Medicine and Biological Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion, B.J.H. and M.S. (PIs).
Hill, Brandon J.; Rosentel, Kris; Bak, Trevor; Silverman, Michael; Crosby, Richard A.; Salazar, Laura; and Kipke, Michele, "Exploring Individual and Structural Factors Associated with Employment Among Young Transgender Women of Color Using a No-Cost Transgender Legal Resource Center" (2017). Health, Behavior & Society Faculty Publications. 15.