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The Resource Beauty pays : why attractive people are more successful, Daniel S. Hamermesh

Beauty pays : why attractive people are more successful, Daniel S. Hamermesh

Label
Beauty pays : why attractive people are more successful
Title
Beauty pays
Title remainder
why attractive people are more successful
Statement of responsibility
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Hamermesh explains why this happens and what it means for the beautiful--and the not-so-beautiful--among us. Exploring whether a universal beauty standard exists, Hamermesh illustrates how attractive workers make more money, how these amounts differ by gender, and how looks are valued differently based on profession. The author wonders whether extra pay for good-looking people represents discrimination, and, if so, who is discriminating. He investigates the commodification of beauty in dating and how this influences the search for intelligent or high-earning mates, and even considers whether government programs should aid the ugly. Hamermesh also discusses whether the economic benefits of beauty will persist into the foreseeable future and what the "looks-challenged" can do to overcome their disadvantage. Reflecting on a sensitive issue that touches everyone, Beauty Pays proves that beauty's rewards are anything but superficial
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hamermesh, Daniel S
Dewey number
650.1
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5386
LC item number
.H243 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Success in business
  • Success
  • Beauty, Personal
Label
Beauty pays : why attractive people are more successful, Daniel S. Hamermesh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The economics of beauty -- In the eye of the beholder -- Beauty and the worker -- Beauty in specific occupations -- Beauty and the employer -- Lookism or productive beauty, and why? -- Beauty in markets for friends, family, and funds -- Legal protection for the ugly -- Prospects for the looks-challenged
Control code
ocn820123539
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780691158174
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691158174
  • (OCoLC)820123539
Label
Beauty pays : why attractive people are more successful, Daniel S. Hamermesh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The economics of beauty -- In the eye of the beholder -- Beauty and the worker -- Beauty in specific occupations -- Beauty and the employer -- Lookism or productive beauty, and why? -- Beauty in markets for friends, family, and funds -- Legal protection for the ugly -- Prospects for the looks-challenged
Control code
ocn820123539
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780691158174
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691158174
  • (OCoLC)820123539

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