January 15, 2014 | by Staff reports
Wealthy lesbians concerned about health: study
wealthy woman, health, gay news, Washington Blade

Wealthy LGBT people, especially women, rank health issues as their primary personal concern according to a new study.

CHICAGO — Wealthy LGBT people, especially women, rank health issues as their primary personal concern according to a new study conducted by the Spectrem Group’s Millionaire Corner. Spectrem is a research and consulting firm for the wealth and retirement industry.

The findings were published on the Corner’s website and note more than two-thirds of affluent LGBT investors surveyed expressed concern about the health of their spouse or partner (67 percent) and 65 percent said they are most concerned about having someone to take care of them in their senior years, the Corner reports.

Six out of 10 surveyed (62 percent) said they are most concerned with their own health and 58 percent ranked assuming responsibility over aging parents atop their personal concerns. More than half (55 percent) are most concerned about a family health catastrophe, the article notes.

In comparison, 63 percent overall said they are most concerned about maintaining their current financial position, and nearly half (50 percent) are focused on the financial situation of their children.

Lesbians — as is the case with straight women — report being more concerned about these issues than men, gay or straight, the article said. Salary inequality, child rearing and caring for parents were all cited as factors, the article said.

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