A number of research projects have revealed that, in general, attractive people have better jobs and higher salaries than those considered “less attractive”.
Tuesday, August 28 2012
Attractive people.- For many years, a leading economist from the U
niversity of Texas in the United States, Dr. Daniel Hamermesh, has developed numerous studies and experiments to confirm that, even when we are not aware of, physical appearance can open many doors in life.
Using official data and statistics, Dr. Hamermesh has reached the conclusion that those people considered less attractive earn between 7% and 9% less than the average while those considered attractive earn around 5% more than the average. Additionally, in his book “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful”, Dr. Hamermesh assures that an attractive person in the United States will earn around 185,000 Euros ($228,000) more than the average throughout his or her professional career.
Furthermore, Hamermesh also studied the elections of the “American Economic Association” for the last 40 years to reveal that the members of the Association have a tendency to vote for attractive people to represent their interests.
Another survey conducted by the Plastic Surgery Society in Catalonia, Spain, also revealed that 30% of the interviewed believed that a plastic surgery will boost their career opportunities.
The problem lies in the fact that, in most of cases, it is basically impossible to prove any kind of discrimination.