Physical appearance and earnings: Further evidence

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Abstract

The literature contains numerous studies on earnings differentials based on age, race, and gender. Comparatively few studies have examined differences in labour market success related to physical appearance. Using three waves of data collected at two organizations, this paper tested for earnings differentials among workers based on their self-reported appearance. Significant earnings premiums for attractiveness were found for women, but not for men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-572
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2002

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