Posts Tagged ‘employment’

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

Obesity-Related Costs

September 27th, 2009

U.S. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) papers on obesity

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Home

Workers’ Compensation

Obesity and workers’ compensation: results from th…[Arch Intern Med. 2007] – PubMed Result


See Rand Report: RAND Research Brief | Obesity and Disability: The Shape of Things to Come

Impact of obesity on disability in the United States:

The interaction of obesity and psychological distr…[Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2009] – PubMed Result

Disability pension, employment and obesity status:…[Obes Rev. 2008] – PubMed Result

Obesity status and sick leave: a systematic review. [Obes Rev. 2009] – PubMed Result

The relationship between overweight and obesity, a…[Int J Obes (Lond). 2009] – PubMed Result

Sick leave and disability pension before and after…[Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1999] – PubMed Result

Occupation-specific absenteeism costs associated w…[J Occup Environ Med. 2007] – PubMed Result

Economic effects in Massachusetts Overweight and obesity in Massachusetts: epidemic,…[Issue Brief (Mass Health Policy Forum). 2007] – PubMed Result

Economic costs of diabetes Economic costs of diabetes in the US in 2002. [Diabetes Care. 2003] – PubMed Result