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Thin Men Get Lower Pay than Average-Weight Men

A man in the U.S. whose weight is 25 pounds below the mean earns $210,925 less, on average, across a 25-year career than a man whose weight is at the mean, according to a study by Timothy A. Judge of the University of Florida and Daniel M. Cable of London Business School. But a woman who is 25 pounds below the mean earns $389,300 more across the same time span than an average-weight woman. Society rewards people for meeting gender-role expectations on weight, the researchers say.

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