Overweight Women Tend to Earn Less, Study Claims

A new study says heavier women tend to occupy lower-paying, more strenuous jobs in less-visible corners of the U.S. workforce compared to average-sized women and men, NBC News reported. The study, released Tuesday by Vanderbilt University, also found that overweight women are less likely to land a public-facing role. Most striking is that this isn't the case for overweight men, who don't seem to be underrepresented in personal-interaction jobs, according to Jennifer Shinall, the study's author and an assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School. "This is a sexual discrimination issue," Shinall said. "Lots of times, these are the jobs that no one else wants."

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