skip to content
Women's increasing wage penalties from being overweight and obese Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Women's increasing wage penalties from being overweight and obese

Author: David Lempert; United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boston/New York Regional Office.
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Boston/New York Regional Office, [2007]
Series: BLS working papers (Online), 414.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This paper first utilizes annual surveys between the 1981 and 2000 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to estimate the effect of being overweight on hourly wages. Previous studies have shown that white women are the only race-gender group for which weight has a statistically significant effect on wages. This paper finds a statistically significant continual increase in the wage penalty for overweight  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Lempert; United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boston/New York Regional Office.
OCLC Number: 213410231
Notes: Title from PDF title page.
"December 2007."
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: BLS working papers (Online), 414.
Responsibility: David Lempert.

Abstract:

This paper first utilizes annual surveys between the 1981 and 2000 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to estimate the effect of being overweight on hourly wages. Previous studies have shown that white women are the only race-gender group for which weight has a statistically significant effect on wages. This paper finds a statistically significant continual increase in the wage penalty for overweight and obese white women followed throughout two decades. A supporting analysis from a crosssectional dataset, comprised of the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey and the 2000 and 2004 waves of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, also shows an increasing wage penalty. The bias against weight has increased, despite drastic increases in the rate of obesity in the United States. Alternatively, the increasing rarity of thinness has led to its rising premium.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/213410231> # Women's increasing wage penalties from being overweight and obese
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "213410231" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Place/boston_mass> ; # Boston, Mass.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Topic/salaries_and_fringe_benefits_statistics_&_numerical_data> ; # Salaries and Fringe Benefits--statistics & numerical data
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010118135> ; # Wages--Women--United States
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Topic/prejudice> ; # Prejudice
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Topic/discrimination_against_overweight_women_united_states> ; # Discrimination against overweight women--United States
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/895019> ; # Discrimination against overweight women
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Topic/obesity_economics> ; # Obesity--economics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Topic/women> ; # Women
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1169866> ; # Wages--Women
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/137593250> ; # United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boston/New York Regional Office.
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/248825424> ; # David Lempert
    schema:datePublished "2007" ;
    schema:description "This paper first utilizes annual surveys between the 1981 and 2000 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to estimate the effect of being overweight on hourly wages. Previous studies have shown that white women are the only race-gender group for which weight has a statistically significant effect on wages. This paper finds a statistically significant continual increase in the wage penalty for overweight and obese white women followed throughout two decades. A supporting analysis from a crosssectional dataset, comprised of the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey and the 2000 and 2004 waves of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, also shows an increasing wage penalty. The bias against weight has increased, despite drastic increases in the rate of obesity in the United States. Alternatively, the increasing rarity of thinness has led to its rising premium."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2451282470> ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:genre "National government publication"@en ;
    schema:genre "Statistics"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Series/working_paper> ; # Working paper ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Series/bls_working_papers_online> ; # BLS working papers (Online) ;
    schema:name "Women's increasing wage penalties from being overweight and obese"@en ;
    schema:productID "213410231" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213410231#PublicationEvent/boston_mass_u_s_dept_of_labor_u_s_bureau_of_labor_statistics_boston_new_york_regional_office_2007> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Agent/u_s_dept_of_labor_u_s_bureau_of_labor_statistics_boston_new_york_regional_office> ; # U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Boston/New York Regional Office
    schema:url <http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS92124> ;
    schema:url <http://www.bls.gov/ore/pdf/ec070130.pdf> ;
    schema:url <http://utils.louislibraries.org/cgi-bin/lz0050.x?sitecode=LAVW?http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS92124> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/213410231> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Agent/u_s_dept_of_labor_u_s_bureau_of_labor_statistics_boston_new_york_regional_office> # U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Boston/New York Regional Office
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Boston/New York Regional Office" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Place/boston_mass> # Boston, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Boston, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Series/bls_working_papers_online> # BLS working papers (Online) ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/213410231> ; # Women's increasing wage penalties from being overweight and obese
    schema:name "BLS working papers (Online) ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Series/working_paper> # Working paper ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/213410231> ; # Women's increasing wage penalties from being overweight and obese
    schema:name "Working paper ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Topic/discrimination_against_overweight_women_united_states> # Discrimination against overweight women--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh94008951> ;
    schema:name "Discrimination against overweight women--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Topic/obesity_economics> # Obesity--economics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Obesity--economics"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2451282470#Topic/salaries_and_fringe_benefits_statistics_&_numerical_data> # Salaries and Fringe Benefits--statistics & numerical data
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Salaries and Fringe Benefits--statistics & numerical data"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010118135> # Wages--Women--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Wages--Women--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1169866> # Wages--Women
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Wages--Women"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/895019> # Discrimination against overweight women
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Discrimination against overweight women"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/137593250> # United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boston/New York Regional Office.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Boston/New York Regional Office." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/248825424> # David Lempert
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lempert" ;
    schema:givenName "David" ;
    schema:name "David Lempert" ;
    .

<http://www.bls.gov/ore/pdf/ec070130.pdf>
    rdfs:comment "View report online" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.