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Table 4 Robustness checks: estimate of post*morbidlyobese interaction term

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

  Post-2008 Post-2010
  Men Women Men Women
  Employed Labor market Employed Labor market Employed Labor market Employed Labor market
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
Baseline (Tables 2 and 3) −0.028** 0.013 −0.023 −0.007 −0.008 −0.016 −0.019** −0.017
(0.011) (0.011) (0.014) (0.006) (0.010) (0.010) (0.008) (0.010)
Year*BMI −0.025* −0.004 −0.038* −0.007 0.025 −0.021 0.002 −0.025**
  (0.014) (0.020) (0.020) (0.012) (0.024) (0.014) (0.018) (0.011)
Year*BMI, Circuit*BMI −0.026* −0.007 −0.039* −0.008 0.025 −0.024 0.003 −0.027**
(0.014) (0.021) (0.020) (0.011) (0.024) (0.015) (0.018) (0.010)
Ages 18–45 only −0.048*** 0.014 −0.022 −0.012 −0.004 −0.003 −0.031*** 0.006
(0.011) (0.011) (0.017) (0.008) (0.010) (0.015) (0.009) (0.018)
Morbidly obese ≥ 35 −0.006 −0.014* 0.013 −0.010** −0.014** −0.008 −0.018** −0.027***
(0.006) (0.007) (0.008) (0.003) (0.005) (0.005) (0.007) (0.007)
State effects, state clustered −0.028** 0.014 −0.023* −0.006 −0.008 −0.014 −0.018** −0.015
(0.011) (0.011) (0.012) (0.007) (0.012) (0.010) (0.008) (0.009)
Local law controls −0.027* 0.016 −0.022 −0.008 −0.000 −0.022** −0.010 −0.021
(0.013) (0.013) (0.013) (0.007) (0.013) (0.010) (0.012) (0.014)
DDD not in the First Circuit −0.065*** 0.016 0.003 −0.043*** 0.017 −0.015 0.005 0.071***
(0.011) (0.012) (0.015) (0.006) (0.011) (0.011) (0.007) (0.010)
Post-September 2010 0.003 0.002 −0.021* −0.010
      (0.018) (0.012) (0.011) (0.010)
  1. Notes: See Tables 2 and 3 for details on baseline specifications. Each cell reports the estimated value of the post*morbidlyobese coefficient for a separate regression. The year*BMI interaction terms multiply year of response by BMI classification (with normal weight omitted); the circuit*BMI interaction terms multiply federal circuit by BMI classification (with normal weight omitted). The ages 18–45 regressions restrict the sample to respondents ages 18–45 (all other regressions consider respondents ages 18–65). The morbidly obese ≥ 35 regressions redefine obese as a BMI of 30 (inclusive) to 35 and morbidly obese as a BMI of 35 (inclusive) or higher. State effects and state-clustered regressions substitute state fixed effects for circuit fixed effects and state-clustered standard errors for circuit-clustered standard errors. Local law control regressions add controls for jurisdictions that explicitly prohibit weight or personal appearance discrimination and interaction terms between living in such a jurisdiction and BMI classification (with normal weight omitted) using the 2004–2012 BRFSS data (post-2008 effect) or the 2009–2012 BRFSS data (post-2010 effect). The DDD regressions consider the triple-difference estimate of the ADAAA’s effect on jurisdictions outside the First Circuit. The post-September 2010 regressions consider the effects after the first EEOC lawsuit was filed on behalf of a morbidly obese individual in September 2010 (as opposed to considering the post-2010 effect)
  2. ***p < 0.01; **p < 0.05; *p < 0.1