Studies on Weight Discrimination in Employment


Baum, Charles L., and Ford, William F. The Wage Effects of Obesity: A Longitudinal Study, Health Economics, 2003.
Brownell, Kelly et al., eds. Weight Bias: nature, consequences, and remedies, Guilford Press, 2005.
Decker, W. H., Attributions Based on Managers Self-Presentation, Sex, and Weight, Psychology Reports 1987;61:175-81.
Gortmaker, S. L., Must, A., Perrin, J. M., Sobol, A. M., Diets, W. H., Social and Economic Consequences of Overweight in Adolescence and Young Adulthood, New England Journal of Medicine, 1993;329:1008-12, 1036-7. Study of over 10,000 people found that Both men and women who had been overweight were less likely to have married, had completed fewer years of education, and had lower household incomes, lower self-esteem, and higher rates of poverty that those who had not been overweight.
Klassen, M. L., Jasper, C. R., Harris, R. J., The Role of Physical Appearance in Managerial Decisions, Journal of Business Psychology 1993;8:181-98.
Klesges, R.C., M.L. Klem, and C.L. Hanson. The Effect of Applicant’s Health Status and Qualifications on Simulated Hiring Decisions, International Journal of Obesity 1990;14/6:527.
Larkin, J. C., Pines, H. A., No Fat Persons Need Apply: Experimental Studies of the Overweight Stereotype and Hiring Preference, Sociological Work Occupations. 1979;6:312-27.
Loh, E. S., The Economic Effects of Physical Appearance, Social Science Quarterly 1993;74:420-37.
Miller, Carol, Esther D. Rothblum, Linda Barbour, Pamela A. Brand, and Diane Felicio. Social Interactions of Obese and Nonobese Women, Journal of Personality 58:2 June 1990. 81990 Duke University Press.
Pagan, Jose A., and Davila, Alberto. Obesity, Occupational Attainment, and Earnings, Social Science Quarterly 1997;78/3:756-770.
Pingitore, R., Dugoni, B. L, Tindale, R.S., Spring, B., Bias Against Overweight Job Applicants in a Simulated Employment Interview, Journal of Applied Psychology 1994;79:909-917.
Puhl, Rebecca and Brownell, Kelly. Bias, Discrimination, and Obesity, Obesity Research, 2001;9/12:788-805.
Register, Charles A., Williams, Donald R., Wage Effects of Obesity Among Young Workers, Social Science Quarterly 1990;71/1:130-41.
Roehling, Mark V., Weight-based discrimination in employment: psychological and legal aspects, Personnel Psychology 52,4 (Winter 1999), pp. 969-1016.
Rothblum, Esther, PhD. The Stigma of Womens Weight: Social and Economic Realities, Feminism & Psychology 1992 vol. 2 (1) 61-73, 8 1992 SAGE (London, Newbury Park and New Delhi).
Rothblum, Esther, PhD. Does Overweight Hold You Back? [Summary of 500 responses to magazine survey] Weight Watchers Magazine May 1996, pp. 46 ff.
Rothblum, Esther; Miller, Carol; and Garbutt, Barbara. Stereotypes of Obese Female Job Applicants, International Journal of Eating Disorders 1988;7/2:277-83.
Rothblum, Esther; Brand, Pamela; Miller, Carol; and Oetien, Helen. The Relationship Between Obesity, Employment Discrimination, and Employment-Related Victimization, Journal of Vocational Behavior 1990;37/3:251-66.
Stunkard A.J., Sorensen, T. I., Obesity and Socioeconomic Status: a Complex Relation, New England Journal of Medicine 1993;329:1036-7.
Marika Tiggemann, Esther D. Rothblum. Gender Differences in Social Consequences of Perceived Overweight in the United States and Australia, Sex Roles, vol. 18 No. 1/2, 1988.


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