The paper explores differences in self-rated health and subjective well-being between individuals living in same-sex and opposite-sex couples using the 2010 European Social Survey (n = 50,781). 315 individuals living with a same-sex partner were matched and compared with an equal number of individuals living in opposite-sex couples. They also examined the effects of discrimination and country-level variations in LGB acceptance on health and well-being and the potential mediating role of social capital in these associations. Structural Equation Modeling analyses were used to estimate path coefficients, mediations and interactions.
van der Star A, Branstrom R, Acceptance of sexual minorities, discrimination, social capital and health and well-being: a cross-European study among members of same-sex and opposite-sex couples, 2015: BMC Public Health, Vol: 15, No: 812.