An April 2012 study by the University of Manchester and Monash University Melbourne found that those who were overweight are discriminated against by hiring managers and are less likely to win a position. That same study found that hiring managers also offered a lower starting salary to overweight candidates. A study by Cornell also found that overweight women on average earn 7% less than fitter women. Unfortunately, weight seems to affect women’s earnings more than men’s: A female baby boomer earns $313.70 less per year for every one-point increase in her B.M.I., while men only lose $161.30 per point increase.
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