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Author: Moro, Andrea
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1. Moro, Andrea
Tello-Trillo, Sebastian
Tempesti, Tommaso
The Impact of Obesity on Wages: The Role of Personal Interactions and Job Selection
Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 33,2 (June 2019): 125-146.
Also: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/labr.12145
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Obesity; Occupational Information Network (O*NET); Racial Differences; Sociability/Socialization/Social Interaction; Wage Penalty/Career Penalty

We estimate the effects of obesity on wages accounting for the endogenous selection of workers 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 occupation characteristics from O*Net, we confirm the results from the literature finding 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.
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Moro, Andrea, Sebastian Tello-Trillo and Tommaso Tempesti. "The Impact of Obesity on Wages: The Role of Personal Interactions and Job Selection." Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 33,2 (June 2019): 125-146.