TITLE

LOW-INCOME OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE BLACK WOMEN MORE LIKELY THAN NORMAL WEIGHT WOMEN TO BE EMPLOYED

AUTHOR(S)
Hastings, Julia F.; Snowden, Lonnie R.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Ethnicity & Disease;Winter2009, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides an overview of a study which examined if being an overweight is a barrier to employment among Black women in the U.S. The study found that overweight African American women and obese Caribbean Black women were more likely than normal weight welfare recipients to be employed. It is noted that overweight, but not obesity was an employment barrier only among White women receiving public welfare assistance.
ACCESSION #
37368405

 

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