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dc.contributor.authord'Hombres, Beatriceen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrunello, Giorgioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-11-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:01Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33576-
dc.description.abstractWe use data from the European Community Household Panel to investigate the impact of obesity on wages in 9 European countries, ranging from Ireland to Spain. We find that the common impact of obesity on wages is negative and statistically significant, independently of gender. Given the nature of European labor markets, however, we believe that a common impact is overly restrictive. When we allow this impact to vary across countries, we find a negative relationship between the BMI and wages in the countries of the European olive belt and a positive relationship in the countries of the beer belt. We speculate that such difference could be driven by the interaction between the weather, BMI and individual (unobserved) productivity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1704en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordbody mass indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropeen_US
dc.titleDoes obesity hurt your wages more in Dublin than in Madrid? Evidence from ECHPen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn496430912en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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