Posts Tagged ‘bias’

Why Do Obese Employees Earn Less? Productivity or Bias?

November 29th, 2011

It has been well documented that obese workers are paid less than their co-workers for the same job. But is this because employers are deducting for lost productivity and higher health care costs or because of bias against persons with obesity. The best expert in the field lends his conclusion at The Obesity Wage Penalty – Room for Debate –

Morgan Downey Published Articles

September 27th, 2009

Obesity and the political process Obesity and the political process. [Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008] – PubMed Result


Obesity as a Disease Obesity as a disease: a white paper on evidence an…[Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008] – PubMed Result


Obesity as a Disease Results of Expert Meetings: Obesity and Cardiovasc…[Am Heart J. 2001] – PubMed Result


Reimbursement for Obesity Treatments Future and implications of reimbursement for obesi…[J Am Diet Assoc. 2005] – PubMed Result

Physician Patient Communication about weight: The importance of being earnest. [Lancet. 2003] – PubMed Result

Book Chapter on Weight Bias;

Op Ed:

Employment and Wage Discrimination

September 27th, 2009

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:

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:

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

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