Employment and Wage Discrimination

September 27th, 2009 by LHill Leave a reply »

A starting point for any economic view of obesity is the current state of employment and wage discrimination against persons with obesity. For excellent resources, see:

http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/what/reports/RuddBriefWeightBias2009.pdf

Economic causes and consequences of obesity. [Annu Rev Public Health. 2005] – PubMed Result

Evidence of discrimination against obese workers Do antifat attitudes predict antifat behaviors? [Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008] – PubMed Result

Bias, discrimination, and obesity. [Obes Res. 2001] – PubMed Result

Recent experiences of weight-based stigmatization …[Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008] – PubMed Result

Racism may increase weight in black women Perceived racism in relation to weight change in t…[Ann Epidemiol. 2009] – PubMed Result

Wage Discrimination

Obesity has significant impact on white women’s wages Obesity, Self-esteem and Wages

Body Composition and Wages

Weight and wages: fat versus lean paychecks. [Health Econ. 2009] – PubMed Result

Why obesity lowers wages: http://www.nber.org/digest/aug05/aug05.pdf

The wage effects of obesity: a longitudinal study. [Health Econ. 2004] – PubMed Result

Health, obesity, and earnings. [Am J Public Health. 1980] – PubMed Result