More Grooming Time Is Associated with Lower Earnings for White Women, Study FindsSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 09:47
The drop in earnings for women may be due to “negative stereotypes associated with an ‘overly groomed’ woman in the workplace,” according to the researchers. The minority men may benefit, they theorize, because grooming can help counter negative stereotypes about agreeableness or conscientiousness.
Elon University researchers conducted the study using data from a Bureau of Labor Statistics time-use survey for the years 2003 to 2007. Grooming is defined as the time it takes to shower and dress, brush your teeth, shave, comb your hair, gargle and apply moisturizers.