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Beauty and the Labor Market

Daniel S. Hamermesh

in Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

We develop a theory of sorting across occupations based on looks and derive its implications for testing for the source of earnings differentials. These differentials are examined using the 1977 ... More


Beauty, Productivity and Discrimination: Lawyers’ Looks and Lucre

Daniel S. Hamermesh

in Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

We propose several models in which an ascriptive characteristic generates earnings differentials and is sorted across sectors. The specific example uses longitudinal data on a large sample of ... More


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