BEAUTY PAYS HAMERMESH PDF

But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates how society favors the beautiful and how better-looking people experience startling but undeniable benefits in all aspects of life. Noted economist Daniel Hamermesh shows that the attractive are more likely to be employed, work more productively and profitably, receive more substantial pay, obtain loan approvals, negotiate loans with better terms, and have more handsome and highly educated spouses. Hamermesh explains why this happens and what it means for the beautiful--and the not-so-beautiful--among us.

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Reviews 4 Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates how society favors the beautiful and how better-looking people experience startling but undeniable benefits in all aspects of life.

Noted economist Daniel Hamermesh shows that the attractive are more likely to be employed, work more productively and profitably, receive more substantial pay, obtain loan approvals, negotiate loans with better terms, and have more handsome and highly educated spouses.

Exploring whether a universal standard of beauty exists, Hamermesh illustrates how attractive workers make more money, how these amounts differ by gender, and how looks are valued differently based on profession. He considers whether extra pay for good-looking people represents discrimination, and, if so, who is discriminating.

Hamermesh investigates the commodification of beauty in dating and how this influences the search for intelligent or high-earning mates, and even examines whether government programs should aid the ugly. Daniel S. He writes so lucidly and charmingly about such a compelling subject that you will never again look at a beautiful face or an ugly one without thinking of the many economic consequences. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics "Beauty is all around us.

And it has value. This book addresses the economics of beauty, but more importantly, it reveals the beauty of economics. This important book will receive a great deal of attention.

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Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful

Hamermesh explaining the correlation of being attractive with success. He explains that more attractive people are more likely to be get a job and be paid more than someone who see as average looking or less attractive. This correlation is very similar to the correlation of people finding spouses. For example, someone who is above average looking is very likely to find a spouse that is above average looking. The author first explains what makes someone physically attractive.

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