Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful by Daniel S. Hamermesh

By Daniel S. Hamermesh

Most people understand there's a payoff to having a look strong, and within the quest for attractiveness we spend numerous hours and billions of bucks on own grooming, cosmetics, and cosmetic surgery. yet how far better off are the higher having a look? in line with the proof, quite a bit. the 1st ebook to significantly degree the benefits of attractiveness, Beauty Pays demonstrates how society favors the gorgeous and the way better-looking humans event startling yet indisputable advantages in all points of lifestyles. famous economist Daniel Hamermesh indicates that the horny usually tend to be hired, paintings extra productively and profitably, obtain extra titanic pay, receive personal loan approvals, negotiate loans with greater phrases, and feature extra good-looking and hugely knowledgeable spouses. Hamermesh explains why this occurs and what it ability for the beautiful--and the not-so-beautiful--among us.

Exploring no matter if a common general of good looks exists, Hamermesh illustrates how beautiful employees make more cash, how those quantities fluctuate via gender, and the way appears to be like are valued in a different way in accordance with 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 attractiveness in courting and the way this impacts the quest for clever or high-earning associates, or even examines no matter if govt courses may still reduction the gruesome. He additionally discusses even if the commercial merits 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 all people, Beauty Pays proves that beauty's rewards are whatever yet superficial.

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