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Links Between Physical Appearance and Wage Discrimination: further evidence

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  • Paulo R. A. Loureiro

    () (Departamento de Economia (Department of Economics) Faculdade de Economia, Administração, Contabilidade e Ciência da Informação e Documentação (FACE) (Faculty of Economics, Administration, Accounting and Information Science) Universidade de Brasília)

  • Adolfo Sachsida

    (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada– IPEA)

  • Mário Jorge Cardoso de Mendonça

    (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada– IPEA)

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.

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  • Paulo R. A. Loureiro & Adolfo Sachsida & Mário Jorge Cardoso de Mendonça, 2010. "Links Between Physical Appearance and Wage Discrimination: further evidence," Working papers - Textos para Discussao do Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasilia 341, Departamento de Economia da Universidade de Brasilia.
  • Handle: RePEc:brs:wpaper:341
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    1. LIU Xing & SIERMINSKA Eva, 2014. "Evaluating the effect of beauty on labor market outcomes: A review of the literature," LISER Working Paper Series 2014-11, LISER.

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    Keywords

    Labor market; beauty; physical appearance; wage discrimination and job selection;

    JEL classification:

    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments

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