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Appearance Discrimination in Grading? − Evidence from Migrant Schools in China

Qihui Chen (), Xiaobing Wang and Qiran Zhao ()

Economics Letters, 2019, vol. 181, issue C, 116-119

Abstract: Using appearance scores created by facial-recognition and machine-learning programs that incorporate tens of thousands of individuals’ appearance preferences, we find in China’s migrant schools that students’ appearance has a statistically significant and positive effect on their teachers’ evaluation of their exam performance, even after netting out the influences of important confounders such as physical growth, cognitive ability, mental health status, family background, and school quality.

Keywords: Discrimination; Appearance; Education; Migrant children; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 J7 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2019.04.024

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