09 Jun '11, 1am

Thinner Women Earn More Money, Study Says

Thinner Women Earn More Money, Study Says

I wrote a piece about how despite the growing numbers of women in higher education , overweight women are less likely to finish college. Now, a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and covered by Time shows that for women, weight can also play a major role in women's professional success. According to the study, women who are "very thin" earn a shocking $22,000 more than the "average weight counterparts." And not only were women of average weight affected by this disturbing finding, overweight women were punished even more severely. When broken down, the study showed that weight matters far more for women than it does for men. It also shows that while "very thin" women benefit the most ("thin" women earn $7,000 more than average women, $15,000 less than "very thin" women), that they are penalized the most harshly for the first few pounds of weight gain. Ind...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/thinner-wo...

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