Productivity or discrimination? An economic analysis of excess-weight penalty in the Swedish labor market.
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This article investigates the excess-weight penalty in income for men and women in the Swedish labor market, using longitudinal data. It compares two identification strategies, OLS and individual fixed effects, and distinguishes between two main sources of excess-weight penalties, lower productivity because of bad health and discrimination. For men, the analysis finds a significant obesity penalty related to discrimination when applying individual fixed effects. We do not find any significant excess-weight penalty for women.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||European Journal of Health Economics|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
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