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Links Between Physical Appearance and Wage Discrimination: further evidence

Paulo Loureiro (), Adolfo Sachsida () and Mário Mendonça
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Mário Mendonça: Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada– IPEA

No 341, Working papers - Textos para Discussao do Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasilia from Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasilia

Abstract: Unlike the work of Hamermesh and Biddle (1994) where personal appearance is linked to subjective factors such as beauty, this work tries to focus more objectively, relating appearance to certain physical characteristics such as weight, height, and physical disability which can influence an individual’s wage. This article intends to search for additional evidence concerning the possibility of the occurrence of wage discrimination originated by the individual's physical appearance.

Keywords: Labor market; beauty; physical appearance; wage discrimination and job selection (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 C93 J24 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
Date: 2010-11
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