New research from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) indicates that when women living with obesity are employed, many are subject to a wage penalty of up to 13 percent, compared to other women. The study also found that in addition to getting paid less than other workers, women living with obesity also experience lower hiring success, fewer opportunities for promotion, reduced workplace wellbeing, increased stress and a higher likelihood of being dismissed. By contrast, some studies suggest that men living with obesity enjoy a small wage premium and that men are only subject to a wage penalty if they are living with clinical underweight.
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Reactions to appearance differ by gender in a sexually dimorphic species. Film at 11*.
*Err, I’m told that there is indeed film of this sort of thing but the popularity of the specialisms tracks the above findings as well.