Luo, Mi and Zhang, Chuanchuan (2011): Non-linear relationship between body mass index and labor market outcomes: new evidence from China.
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Using data from a most recent national household survey in China, we provide new evidence for the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and labor market attainments. In contrast to previous studies, we find a non-linear relationship between BMI and employment / wages, especially for women. There is no substantial heterogeneity across occupation in the effect of BMI on women’s wages.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Non-linear relationship between body mass index and labor market outcomes: new evidence from China|
|Keywords:||Body mass index, Unemployment, Wage, Non-linear correlation|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure ; Wage Differentials
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Behavior
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J64 - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
|Depositing User:||CHUANCHUAN ZHANG|
|Date Deposited:||21. May 2012 21:56|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 15:06|
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