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dc.contributor.authorLópez Bóo, Florenciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRossi, Martín A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorUrzua, Sergioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:58:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:58:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201205026363-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58941-
dc.description.abstractWe provide new evidence on the link between beauty and hiring practices in the labor market. Specifically, we study if people with less attractive faces are less likely to be contacted after submitting a resume. Our empirical strategy is based on an experimental approach. We sent fictitious resumes with pictures of attractive and unattractive faces to real job openings in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We find that attractive people receive 36 percent more responses (callbacks) than unattractive people. Given the experimental design, this difference can be attributed to the exogenous manipulation of facial attractiveness of our fake job applicants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x6356en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.jelJ78en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfacial attractivenessen_US
dc.subject.keywordcallback ratesen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor market discriminationen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwMenschenen_US
dc.subject.stwPersonalbeschaffungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwArgentinienen_US
dc.titleThe labor market return to an attractive face: Evidence from a field experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715403125en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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