Physical appearance and wages: Do blondes have more fun?

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This study contributes to the economics literature that links physical characteristics to labour market outcomes, by investigating the influence of hair colour on women s own wages and also their spouse s wages. Using U.S. panel data, we find that blonde women receive large wage premiums.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10 - 12
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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