A1 Journal article (refereed)
Alternative measures of body composition and wage premium : New evidence from Indonesia (2019)

Ahsan, M. N., & Böckerman, P. (2019). Alternative measures of body composition and wage premium : New evidence from Indonesia. PLoS ONE, 14(8), Article e0219438. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219438

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editors: Ahsan, Md Nazmul; Böckerman, Petri

Journal or series: PLoS ONE

eISSN: 1932-6203

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 14

Issue number: 8

Article number: e0219438

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219438

Research data link: https://www.rand.org/well-being/social-and-behavioral-policy/data/FLS/IFLS.html

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65220


This paper examines the relationship between body composition and earnings in a developing country setting. We use body mass index, waist circumference and hip circumference. Exploiting the panel structure of our longitudinal survey, we find that along with BMI, waist circumference is related to higher earnings in Indonesia.

Keywords: body composition; body mass index; earned income; income; level of income

Free keywords: body composition; body mass index; earnings; Indonesia

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Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1

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