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dc.contributor.authorHamermesh, Daniel S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbrevaya, Jasonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:39:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:39:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201104134243en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51918-
dc.description.abstractWe measure the impact of individuals' looks on their life satisfaction or happiness. Using five data sets from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany, we construct beauty measures in different ways that allow putting a lower bound on the true effects of beauty on happiness. Personal beauty raises happiness, with a one standard-deviation change in beauty generating about 0.10 standard deviations of additional satisfaction/happiness among men, 0.12 among women. Accounting for a wide variety of covariates, including those that might be affected by differences in beauty, and particularly effects in the labor and marriage markets, the impact among men is more than halved, among women slightly less than halved. The majority of the effect of beauty on happiness may work through its effects on economic outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5600en_US
dc.subject.jelI30en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.jelC20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmeasurement erroren_US
dc.subject.keywordlooksen_US
dc.subject.stwZufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwMenschenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.subject.stwKanadaen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.title"Beauty is the promise of happiness"?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665231954en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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