The Impact of Obesity on Wages: the Role of Personal Interactions and Job Selection
Andrea Moro (),
Daniel Tello-Trillo and
MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany
We estimate the effects of obesity on wages accounting for the workers' sorting into jobs requiring different levels of personal interactions in the workplace. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 combined with detailed information about jobs from O*Net, we find a wage penalty for obese white women. This penalty is higher in jobs that require a high level of personal interactions. Accounting for job selection does not significantly change the estimated wage penalty.
Keywords: obesity; wages; selection; personal interactions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I0 I12 I14 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-01-03, Revised 2018-01-03
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Journal Article: The Impact of Obesity on Wages: The Role of Personal Interactions and Job Selection (2019)
Working Paper: The Impact of Obesity on Wages: the Role of Personal Interactions and Job Selection (2017)
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