CitationKanazawa, Satoshi & Still, Mary C. (2018). Is there really a beauty premium or an ugliness penalty on earnings?. Journal of Business and Psychology. vol. 33 (2) pp. 249-262
AbstractEconomists have widely documented the “beauty premium” and “ugliness penalty” on earnings. Explanations based on employer and client discrimination would predict a monotonic association between physical attractiveness and earnings; explanations based on occupational self-selection would explain the beauty premium as a function of workers’ occupations; and explanations based on individual differences would predict that the beauty premium would disappear once appropriate individual differences are controlled. In this paper, we empirically tested the three competing hypotheses about the “beauty premium”.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Business and Psychology
Still, Mary C.