Good-looking male employees could earn 22 percent more than their average-looking colleagues doing an identical job, a new study has claimed.
The senior economists, who conducted the study, said that men with below-average looks faced an uphill battle in the office, with ugliness reducing
a man’s earnings by 26 percent compared to an average-looking worker.
Co-author Andrew Leigh, former economics professor at the Australian National University, told the Telegraph that beauty could be a double-edged sword for women.
He said that some people still believe that good looks and intelligence are incompatible in women so a good-looking lady can’t be very productive.