Posted by: bluesyemre | April 27, 2013

Attractive People Are More Successful. Really? by Bernard Marr


  • Research compiled by economics professor Daniel Hamermesh and published in his book Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful, shows very convincingly that beautiful people earn a higher salary than average looking folk. He also shows that good looking individuals are employed sooner, get promoted more quickly, and tend to have higher ranking jobs in companies. His work also confirms that attractive employees tend to bring in more money for their companies, and therefore will be seen as more successful. What’s more, this bias towards beauty goes beyond our careers. Hamermesh’s research even shows that beautiful people are more likely to have successful loan applications and pay lower interest rates than less beautiful people (even if everything else is equal).

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