The Wall Street Journal’s Juggle blog looks at a new study that shows a disturbing – but not altogether surprising — correlation between weight, gender and earning power. The study concludes that,
[E]mployers seem to treat women exactly the way the fashion industry does – by rewarding very thin women with higher pay, while penalizing average-weight women with smaller paychecks.
Other highlights of the study show that women who weighed 25 pounds less than the group average earned approximately $15,572 more a year. The opposite was true for underweight men, who made about $8,437 less than their average-weight counterparts.