Exploratory analysis for Europe: religion and physical appearance

Eleonora Patacchini, Giuseppe Ragusa, Yves Zenou

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Using the available cross-country data for Europe, this chapter provides novel evidence on the employment and labor market participation rates of underweight and overweight people as well as people belonging to different religious groups. In particular, it uses the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) to investigate the relationship between religion and labor-market outcomes, and the European Community Household Panel and the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions to study the relationship between obesity and labor-market outcomes. This chapter also discusses the labor market and anti-discrimination policies that have been implemented in the different European countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnexplored Dimensions of Discrimination
EditorsTito Boeri, Eleonora Patacchini, Giovanni Peri
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9780191796500
ISBN (Print)9780198729853
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameReports for the Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti

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