Saturday, May 28, 2011

Women, Salaries and Obesity

Are Women Being Penalized At Work For Being Overweight?

A New Study Says YES! "Packing a few extra pounds can hurt a woman's salary and even her ability to get a job, mounting research shows. Yet while women tend to get penalized by the pound, men don't, and perhaps they even gain from girth," writes MSNBC reporters about a study published in the March issue of Elsevier's Economics and Human Biology journal.

•    Why are women punished for being overweight but men practically rewarded for it?

•    Why the double standard?

•    What can women do about it?

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