a blog with cultural bulimia.

Sunday, April 10, 2005


More attractive people earn more money: "Good-looking, slim, tall people tend to make more money than their plain-Jane counterparts"

"Economists also found that women considered obese in terms of their body mass index (BMI) in both 1981 and 1988 earned 17 percent less than women within their recommended BMI range.

And while weight seemed to dog women, short men get the short end of the stick. Economists found a "height premium" among white men, with a 1.8-percent increase in wages for every additional inch of height over the national median."