Non-linear relationship between body mass index and labor market outcomes: new evidence from China
AbstractUsing 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.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 38936.
Date of creation: Dec 2011
Date of revision: Feb 2012
Body mass index; Unemployment; Wage; Non-linear correlation;
Other versions of this item:
- Luo, Mi & Zhang, Chuanchuan, 2012. "Non-Linear relationship between Body Mass Index and labor market outcomes: New evidence from China," MPRA Paper 42683, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
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- NEP-ALL-2012-05-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2012-05-29 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2012-05-29 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2012-05-29 (Transition Economics)
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