Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful by Daniel S. Hamermesh
Published By: Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press ISBN: 978-0-691-14046-9 Date of Publication: 2011
Book Review Detail
Emir Kamenica of University of Chicago
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.2.513.r5 Review Pages: 521-23
Book Review Abstract
Emir Kamenica of University of Chicago reviews "Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful" by Daniel S. Hamermesh. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the importance of the phenomenon of beauty in economic behavior and considers the mechanisms by which it affects outcomes. Discusses 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; beauty in markets for friends, family, and funds; legal protection for the ugly; and prospects for the looks-challenged. Hamermesh is Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and Professor of Labor Economics at Maastricht University. Index.
D01: Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles I31: General Welfare J14: Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped J24: Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity J71: Labor Discrimination