Quantile regression analysis of body mass and wages.

  title={Quantile regression analysis of body mass and wages.},
  author={Meliyanni Johar and Hajime Katayama},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={21 5},
Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, we explore the relationship between body mass and wages. We use quantile regression to provide a broad description of the relationship across the wage distribution. We also allow the relationship to vary by the degree of social skills involved in different jobs. Our results find that for female workers body mass and wages are negatively correlated at all points in their wage distribution. The strength of the relationship is larger at higher… CONTINUE READING