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06 December 2010

Hunky men get the jobs, pretty women not so much

While good-looking men find it easier to land a job interview, attractive women may be at a disadvantage, a new study suggests.

While good-looking men find it easier to land a job interview, attractive women may be at a disadvantage, a new study from Israel suggests.

But Daniel S. Hamermesh, professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin, "wasn't totally surprised," noting that other studies, including one of his own, have found beauty a liability in the workplace.

"I call this the 'Bimbo Effect,'" said Hamermesh, considered an authority on the association between beauty and the labour market.

 
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