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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.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840010027568

Publication date: March 20, 2002

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