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Title: Do Unions Reduce the Wage Penalty Experienced by Obese Women?
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1. Debeaumont, Ronald
Nsiah, Christian
Do Unions Reduce the Wage Penalty Experienced by Obese Women?
Economics Bulletin 36,1 (2016): 281-290.
Also: http://econpapers.repec.org/article/eblecbull/eb-14-00865.htm
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Economics Bulletin
Keyword(s): Collective Bargaining; Obesity; Unions; Wage Penalty/Career Penalty; Weight

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Unions have been shown to reduce wage inequality, thus resulting in higher wages for certain disadvantaged groups. Overweight individuals, especially women, generally receive lower wages than thinner individuals with similar socioeconomic characteristics. This paper demonstrates that union wage protection extends to overweight women in the U.S. Specifically, obese women do not experience a wage penalty when employed in jobs covered by collective bargaining.
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Debeaumont, Ronald and Christian Nsiah. "Do Unions Reduce the Wage Penalty Experienced by Obese Women?" Economics Bulletin 36,1 (2016): 281-290.