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Table 3 The effect of the ADAAA on obese individuals (post-2010 effect)

From: What happens when the definition of disability changes? The case of obesity

  Men Women
  Employed In the labor market Employed In the labor market
  (1) (2) (3) (4)
Post-2010 −0.015*** −0.002 −0.072*** −0.061***
  (0.002) (0.005) (0.003) (0.005)
Overweight 0.012*** 0.014*** 0.003 0.024***
  (0.002) (0.003) (0.002) (0.003)
Obese 0.008** −0.007 −0.009* 0.013**
  (0.003) (0.004) (0.005) (0.004)
Morbidly obese −0.047*** −0.084*** −0.037*** −0.068***
  (0.010) (0.011) (0.007) (0.006)
Post*overweight 0.000 0.003 −0.008* −0.003
  (0.002) (0.006) (0.004) (0.004)
Post*obese −0.011*** 0.001 −0.007 −0.023***
  (0.003) (0.005) (0.007) (0.004)
Post*morbidlyobese −0.008 −0.016 −0.019** −0.017
  (0.010) (0.010) (0.008) (0.010)
R 2 0.08 0.17 0.06 0.10
N 501,956 754,636 632,916 1,039,747
  1. Notes: Reported estimates are effects from a linear probability model using respondents in the labor market ages 18 to 65 from the 2008–2013 BRFSS data. The dependent variable employed counts respondents who are employed for wages as employed, counts respondents who are out of work as unemployed, and drops all other respondents. The dependent labor market variable counts workers who are employed for wages, self-employed, or out of work as being in the labor market and workers who are a homemaker, a student, retired, or unable to work as being out of the labor market. Heteroscedasticity-robust standard errors clustered by federal circuit are below in parentheses. All estimates are weighted using the BRFSS sample weights. These difference-in-differences estimates are estimated for underweight, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese individuals (with normal-weight individuals as the omitted BMI category), but only the estimates for overweight, obese, and morbidly obese individuals are reported. All regressions include controls for nationwide unemployment rate (by gender), education level, age, age squared, marital status, presence of a child, black, Hispanic, and other races. Sample excludes pregnant women
  2. ***p < 0.01; **p < 0.05; *p < 0.1