Researchers Timothy Judge (University of Florida) and Daniel Cable (London Business School) have studied how much weight affects the level of salary they receive .
According to the study , titled When It Comes to Pay, Do the Thin Win? , the effect of weight on the salary of men and women is quite an important factor.
The study reveals that men who are thinner than average have a lower salary than when they would be of more average weight. A thin man earns an average of $ 8,000 less than his larger colleagues. For women, it is the other way around . Slender women earn on average $ 16,000 more than their heaviest peers.
According to the researchers, employers are not really aware of this bias. The bias is fueled by a set of factors. In this case, the media could be one of those factors . In the media, successful men are often described as big and considerably heavier than thin. While successful women are often portrayed as slim or thin.
Therefore, it is just one of many examples of bias when it comes to employing or judging someone as competent. As a result, there is also an educational gender gap: only 9% of white boys from disadvantaged backgrounds make it to university in the UK . And an OECD report on gender in education, in more than 60 countries, also found that girls receive higher grades compared to boys of the same ability.
There is also a pay gap for beauty. And one of the most consistent pay gaps (while avoiding its motives) is the height pay gap , which only affects men: tall people earn more than short ones, and even every extra inch of height is associated with $ 200 more a year. You can delve a little deeper into the onion layers that nest in this bias in the following video: