Economics at your fingertips  

Do unions reduce the wage penalty experienced by obese women?

Ron Debeaumont () and Christian Nsiah ()
Additional contact information
Ron Debeaumont: Black Hills State University

Economics Bulletin, 2016, vol. 36, issue 1, 281-290

Abstract: Unions have been shown to reduce wage inequality, thus resulting in higher wages for certain disadvantaged groups. Overweight individuals, especially women, generally receive lower wages than thinner individuals with similar socioeconomic characteristics. This paper demonstrates that union wage protection extends to overweight women in the U.S. Specifically, obese women do not experience a wage penalty when employed in jobs covered by collective bargaining.

Keywords: obesity; wage differentials; collective bargaining (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J7 J5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-02-21
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Economics Bulletin from AccessEcon
Bibliographic data for series maintained by John P. Conley ().

Page updated 2019-01-13
Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-14-00865