Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Friday, June 18, 2010

"... blonde women receive large wage premiums."

I've drawn that statement from the abstract of a paper published in March by Australian economist David W. Johnston. The paper itself is behind a payment barrier. I read a report about it at Do Employers Prefer Blondes?.

Apparently they do, to the tune of the equivalent of one additional year of education.

Is there any need to repeat? Jobs are about marketing, not objectivity.