On attractiveness and career success

https://twitter.com/itsafronomics/status/1359169216818118657?s=20

(How DO you measure a subjective thing like “attractiveness”?)

Anna Gifty is on Instagram and young lol (@itsafronomics) Tweeted: Okay shock aside, isn’t it entirely possible that “attractiveness” here is just really a function of privilege, which is what we see across the workforce in high paying positions anyway, e.g. white guys are in positions of power so they’d be rated as attractive etc. #econtwitter

Anna Gifty is on Instagram and young lol (@itsafronomics) Tweeted:

My overall point here is that beauty standards are deeply rooted in colorism and racism so I just feel like “attractiveness” here would be selected upon who looks white and the most wealthy. Just my take.


Great paper though, excited to dive in. #EconTwitter https://twitter.com/itsafronomics/status/1359170217478356993?s=20

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