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Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination$
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Tito Boeri, Eleonora Patacchini, and Giovanni Peri

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198729853

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.001.0001

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Exploratory Analysis for Europe: Religion and Physical Appearance

Exploratory Analysis for Europe: Religion and Physical Appearance

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(p.168) 7 Exploratory Analysis for Europe: Religion and Physical Appearance
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Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination
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Eleonora Patacchini

Giuseppe Ragusa

Yves Zenou

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.003.0008

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.

Keywords:   anti-discrimination policies, religious minorities, obesity, employment, labor market participation

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