Yahoo Finance on Weight in Women and the Work Place
Thursday, February 24, 2011
"If you're a skinny woman:
New York University sociologist Dalton Conley conducted a study and discovered that a woman's weight negatively impacts her household income and "job prestige." In fact, a 1% increase in body mass results in a 0.6 percentage point decrease in family income.
Another study by Jay Zagorsky titled "Health and Wealth" found that Caucasian women get the most financial slack for higher weight, seeing their wealth drop 12%. In comparison, African-American women who are overweight only see a 7% drop. Men weren't affected."
How sad is that? After my last interview I decided that I may not get the job because of how I look- the other women in the office (that I did see) were both really thin and gorgeous. It seemed to be the type of business where only the pretty would make it, I may have been correct! I do find the result between Caucasian and African-American women a bit interesting.
Though- I think the male v female result has been know for quite some time.
Is this another reason to lose weight?