0 votes

More Grooming Time Is Associated with Lower Earnings for White Women, Study Finds

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.


Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Researchers Cause Cancer!

Research oft goes astray. Statistics confound them & their results.

To wit: Researchers embarked on an ultimate quest to find the most common cause of cancer. A great study of studies was commissioned. The commission compiled & calculated all available statistics from all credible cancer studies. After months of analyzing even the most arcane research, they arrived at a startling conclusion.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

They drop earnings on women because women put up with it more

Men don't put up with wage drops as much, so companies either leave men alone or just fire them.

But the longer women are in the workforce, the less women will put up with wage dropping.