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Health Econometric: Uncovering the Anthropometric Behavior on the Women's Labor Market

Lopez-Pablos, Rodrigo A. (2007): Health Econometric: Uncovering the Anthropometric Behavior on the Women's Labor Market.

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Abstract

Exploring current literature which assess relations between cognitive ability and height, obesity, and its productivity-employability effect on women's labor market, we appraised the Argentine case to quantify for social-physical interactions which involve anthropometric and traditional economic variables. Hence, an anthropometric Mincer approach has been adapted by using probabilistic and censured econometric models which were developed for it. There has been found evidence that could be understood as the existence of discriminative behavior on the obese women to market entrance; besides, a good performance of women height as an unobserved approximation of the cognitive ability measure to explain feminine productivity.

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