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Pointgold
10-07-2010, 09:07 PM
Hmmm, interesting.

NEW YORK (CBS 2) Ė In a country plagued by obesity, eating disorders, and the all-too-common pressure to simply look good, a new study finds that your waist size can play a role in your wallet size.

The study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology (http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2010-19524-001), shows that skinny women tend to have fatter paychecks than average or overweight women.

The same canít be said for men, however. Larger men are shown to have larger paychecks than their thinner brethren, according to the study. In fact, as a manís weight increases, so does his salary ó until the point of obesity, when his salary then drops.

The Wall Street Journal reports (http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2010/10/06/for-women-it-pays-to-be-very-thin/) that in looking at the differences of earnings between men and women of different sizes, the studyís author discovered significant gaps. Women who weighed 25 pounds less than average-sized women in the sampling earned an average of $15,572 more. On the other hand, a woman who weighed 25 pounds more than normal-sized women made $13,847 less than their average counterparts.

Thinner men were just as unfortunate as heavier women, earning $8,437 less than average-sized men.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/10/07/study-your-weight-affects-your-salary/

Bill Cosby
10-07-2010, 10:31 PM
What is the criteria here??

Meg Whitman is not thin & Bill Gates is not fat??

Pointgold
10-07-2010, 10:58 PM
Right. Like Oprah, although there aren't many 'skinny' men who are rich. They're probably talking about regular everyday people, not celebrities. :D

John Galt
10-08-2010, 08:37 AM
No...they are factoring in all those skinny models/actresses, who are multi millionaires.

Cookie
10-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Marcia Cross who plays Bree in "Desperate Housewives" once said her contract pays her not to eat. That explains why she is so thin.

I think the study is talking about the work-a-day men and women, not celebs. At least the Wall Street study is.
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Bill Cosby
10-08-2010, 04:02 PM
I would be nice to no more about it...........

raghuv9246
10-11-2010, 08:26 AM
interesting study ,but how much of that is true ??

John Galt
10-11-2010, 08:36 AM
Marcia Cross who plays Bree in "Desperate Housewives" once said her contract pays her not to eat. That explains why she is so thin.

I think the study is talking about the work-a-day men and women, not celebs. At least the Wall Street study is.
I really don't lend much credence to any of these 'studies', as you can get any result you want in any given study.

In this instance, they studied just over 10,000 men/women in Germany, and the same number of men/women in the U.S.

What they didn't do is choose a specific industry, which is where you would get accurate data....as opposed to data that allows for the desired headline.

Moby
10-11-2010, 04:45 PM
This is an observation that I have been making for years.

Now don't get me wrong, there are many, many exceptions to this. However, if 4 people enter the room in suits, all ready to do business, it's usually the most athletic (as in marathon, not weight lifting) that's in charge of the others. Often she's thinnest because she has the most energy or is most dedicated.

If there's a man usually it's the big guy, not a fat guy but a man that has spent his life larger than others which has given him confidence and from a young age, people have looked up to him.

As I stated earlier, there are many exceptions and if you gauge things the way I mentioned you'll be wrong often but I bet your chances are better then average ;)

Hawkeye2j
10-11-2010, 04:48 PM
There's my problem. I'm skinny.