Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110777
Authors: 
Bruno, Giovanni S. F.
Caroleo, Floro Ernesto
Dessy, Orietta
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9050
Abstract: 
In this paper we explore recent ISFOL-PLUS 2006-2008-2010 data available for Italy about height and weight of young workers with the purpose of analysing the relationship between measures of obesity and measures of economic performance. Among the latter, we introduce job satisfaction, both overall and for nine specific aspects, which has not been previously considered in the literature on the effects of obesity. Interestingly enough, we find that BMI does not discriminate young workers with respect to their job earnings, but it does affect negatively young workers' job satisfaction with important gender effects.
Subjects: 
obesity
overweight
body mass index
job satisfaction
gross income
JEL: 
J28
J81
I14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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