Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful

Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful

Daniel S. Hamermesh


Most people recognize there's a payoff to taking a look solid, and within the quest for good looks we spend numerous hours and billions of greenbacks on own grooming, cosmetics, and cosmetic surgery. yet how far better off are the higher taking a look? according to the proof, quite a bit. the 1st publication to noticeably degree some great benefits of attractiveness, Beauty Pays demonstrates how society favors the gorgeous and the way better-looking humans event startling yet indisputable advantages in all features of lifestyles. famous economist Daniel Hamermesh indicates that the sexy usually tend to be hired, paintings extra productively and profitably, obtain extra large pay, receive mortgage approvals, negotiate loans with larger phrases, and feature extra good-looking and hugely informed spouses. Hamermesh explains why this occurs and what it capability for the beautiful--and the not-so-beautiful--among us.

Exploring no matter if a common ordinary of good looks exists, Hamermesh illustrates how beautiful employees earn more money, how those quantities range by means of gender, and the way seems to be are valued in a different way according to occupation. He considers no matter if additional pay for handsome humans represents discrimination, and, if this is the case, who's discriminating. Hamermesh investigates the commodification of good looks in courting and the way this affects the hunt for clever or high-earning buddies, or even examines no matter if govt courses may still relief the grotesque. He additionally discusses no matter if the commercial advantages of good looks will persist into the foreseeable destiny and what the "looks-challenged" can do to beat their disadvantage.

Reflecting on a delicate factor that touches each person, Beauty Pays proves that beauty's rewards are something yet superficial.

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