Physical attractiveness, employment and earnings

  title={Physical attractiveness, employment and earnings},
  author={Christian Pfeifer},
  journal={Applied Economics Letters},
  pages={505 - 510}
  • C. Pfeifer
  • Published 9 May 2011
  • Economics
  • Applied Economics Letters
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