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The labor market return to an attractive face: Evidence from a field experiment

Florencia Lopez Boo (), Martín Rossi and Sergio Urzua

Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 118, issue 1, 170-172

Abstract: We design a field experiment to study if people with less attractive faces are less likely to be contacted after submitting a resume. We find that attractive people receive 36% more responses (callbacks) than unattractive people.

Keywords: Facial attractiveness; Callback rates; Labor market discrimination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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