Two studies at the university of pittsburgh have

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Unformatted text preview: relationship was found for men, older employees, and those engaged in maledominated occupations, but not for women, younger employees, and those in female-dominated occupations. Two studies at the University of Pittsburgh have provided further evidence that good looks pay. In one study, Good, Olson, and Frieze (1986) used height, weight, and body mass (weight relative to height) as indicators of physical attractiveness. They surveyed over 2,000 M.B.A. graduates of the University of Pittsburgh who graduated between 1973 and 1982. For men, weight but not height was found to predict starting salary, and both height and weight predicted the current (1983) salary. However, neither of these variables predicted the starting and current salary of the women in the sample. For each one-inch increase in height, the salary of the men was $600 higher. Overweight men earned $4,000 less in salary than those of normal weight. In another study, Frieze, Olson, and Russell (1991) asked a group of people with corporate management experience to rate the physical attractiveness of 700 M.B.A. graduates on a five-point scale....
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