Productivity or Discrimination? Beauty and the Exams
Giam Pietro Cipriani () and
No 18/2005, Working Papers from University of Verona, Department of Economics
Do good looks make people more productive? An impact of looks on earnings has been found in the empirical literature: plain people earn less than average-looking people who earn less than the good-looking. However, an important question remains unanswered: is the impact of beauty due to pure discrimination or productivity? We provide evidence against the hypothesis of Becker-type discrimination stemming from tastes and in favor of productivity-related discrimination.
Keywords: Physical appearance; discrimination; productivity. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J71 I20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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