A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that three U.S. university researchers found that a person’s face value is proportional to his or her academic performance, that a child who grows well tends to do better, and that his or her earnings may be higher in the future, especially among boys.
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The researchers looked at factors such as family income, parenteducation, race and ethnicity, and gender. The data showed that people with above-average appearances spent an average of 0.4 years more than their more general peers, and tended to have better reading and arithmetic scores.
The data also show that appearance tends to have a greater impact on boys’ levels of achievement than girls.
“Because students who perform better in primary and secondary schools are more likely to receive additional education, these results mean that appearance has an indirect effect on education levels, which in turn affects the return of the labour market to education,” the report said. ”
The paper was written by Daniel Hamermesh of Barnard College, a private women’s liberal arts college, Rachel Gordon of the University of Illinois and Robert Crosnoe of the University of Texas at Austin. They used data from two studies: the 1991-2005 American Early Childhood Care and Youth Development Study, which tracked the progressof 1,364 children from six months to 15 years of age, and the 10,307 students who recorded reading and math scores. And asked for an update on the participants’ lives.