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Author Hamermesh, Daniel S

Title Beauty pays : why attractive people are more successful / Daniel S. Hamermesh

Publ Info Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2011]
 CCRI-Warwick  HF5386 .H243 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HF5386 .H243 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  HF5386 .H243 2011    AVAILABLE
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Descript xii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents pt. I. Background to beauty. 1. The economics of beauty -- 2. In the eye of the beholder : Definitions of beauty ; Why do beauty standards matter? ; How do we measure human beauty? ; Do observers agree on beauty? ; Does beauty differ by gender, race, or age? ; What makes you beautiful? ; Can we become more beautiful? ; The stage is set -- pt. II. Beauty on the job: what and why. 3. Beauty and the worker : The central questions ; How can beauty affect earnings? ; How much more do good-looking people make? ; Is beauty the real cause? ; Why are beauty effects smaller among women? ; Do beauty effects differ by race? ; Do beauty effects differ by age? ; Compensating the beauty-damaged worker? ; Looks matter for workers -- 4. Beauty in specific occupations : Beauty and choosing an occupation ; How big are beauty effects where beauty might matter? ; How big are beauty effects where beauty might not matter? ; Sorting by beauty -- 5. Beauty and the employer : The puzzles ; Do good-looking employees raise sales? ; How does beauty affect profits? ; How can companies pay for beauty and survive? ; Do companies with better-looking CEOs perform better? ; Beauty helps companies, probably -- 6. Lookism or productive beauty, and why? : What the beauty effect means ; How can beauty effects be discrimination? ; How can beauty be socially productive? ; What are the sources of beauty effects? ; What is the direct evidence on the sources? ; The importance of beauty -- pt. III. Beauty in love, loans, and law. 7. Beauty in markets for friends, family, and funds : Beyond the labor market ; How is beauty exchanged? ; How does beauty affect group formation? ; How does beauty affect dating? ; How does beauty affect marriage? ; Could there be a market for beautiful children? ; Does beauty matter when you borrow? ; Trading beauty in unexpected places -- 8. Legal protection for the ugly : Fairness and public policy ; What kinds of protection are possible? ; How have existing policies been used? ; Is it possible to protect the ugly? ; What justifies protecting the ugly? ; What justifies not protecting the ugly? ; What is an appropriate policy? ; Protecting the ugly in the near future -- pt. IV. The future of looks. 9. Prospects for the looks-challenged : The beauty conundrum ; Are beautiful people happier? ; What will be beautiful? What should be? ; What can society do? ; What can you do if you're bad-looking?
LC subject Success in business
Beauty, Personal
ISBN 9780691140469 (hardcover)
0691140464 (hardcover)