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Obese women earn 30 percent less
Thursday, March 11, 2004 3:10 am Email this article
Obese women in white-collar jobs earn 30 percent less than normal-weight, or even plump women, a difference of at least $5,000 per year, according to a new study.
Obesity did not have a significant effect on men’s pay. Nor did it have an effect on women who were poorly educated, manual workers, or self-employed.
The study included 2,314 men and 2,068 women from the Finland’s national registries which track’s education, occupation and income. Subjects reported their own body weight.
Anon. Study: Obese Women Earn 30 Percent Less. The Associated Press. 2004 March 5; 6:13 PM.
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