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dc.contributor.authorZagorsky, Jay L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-13T15:57:17Z
dc.date.available2020-04-13T15:57:17Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationJay L. Zagorsky. 2016. "Are blondes really dumb?" Economics Bulletin, Volume 36, pp. 401 - 410.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40129
dc.description.abstractDiscrimination based on appearance has serious economic consequences. Women with blonde hair are often considered beautiful, but dumb, which is a potentially harmful stereotype since many employers seek intelligent workers. Using the NLSY79, a large nationally representative survey tracking young baby boomers, this research analyzes the IQ of white women and men according to hair color. Blonde women have a higher mean IQ than women with brown, red and black hair. Blondes are more likely classified as geniuses and less likely to have extremely low IQ than women with other hair colors, suggesting the dumb blonde stereotype is a myth.en_US
dc.format.extentpp. 401 - 410en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEconomics Bulletin
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dc.subjectDiscriminationen_US
dc.subjectIntelligenceen_US
dc.subjectHair coloren_US
dc.subjectBlondeen_US
dc.subjectBrunetteen_US
dc.subjectBeautyen_US
dc.subjectWagesen_US
dc.subjectAFQTen_US
dc.subjectIQen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.titleAre blondes really dumb?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Questrom School of Businessen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Questrom School of Business, Markets, Public Policy & Lawen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-0000-7507 (Zagorsky, JL)
dc.identifier.mycv47405


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