The Labor Market Return to an Attractive Face: Evidence from a Field Experiment

F. Lopez Boo, M. Rossi, and Sergio Urzua, Economics Letters 118(1), 170-172, January .


We design a field experiment to study if people with less attractive faces are less likely to be contacted after submitting a resume. We find that attractive people receive 36% more responses (callbacks) than unattractive people.

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