CitationWolfe, Marcus T. & Patel, Pankaj C. (2023). Image isn’t everything: Personality attractiveness, physical attractiveness, and self-employment earnings. Small Business Economics.
AbstractComplementing studies on physical attractiveness and labor market outcomes, we use the information on physical and personality attractiveness rated by interviewers from four waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (ADD Health) for 1,485 individuals (73 female and 60 male self-employed). Though neither physical attractiveness nor personality attractiveness is related to self-employment earnings individually, females who are self-employed with both physical attractiveness and personality attractiveness have higher earnings. There are no effects of both attractiveness types for males (employed or self-employed) or females (employed) on earnings.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleSmall Business Economics
Author(s)Wolfe, Marcus T.
Patel, Pankaj C.