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Blondes Earn More than Brunettes and Marry Wealthier Men

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Considering a hair colour change? Take heed! It turns out your decision could have more impact thank you thought.

According to reports this week, blonde-haired women – often stereotyped as dizzy and less intellectual – actually earn, on average, seven percent more than women with other hair colours!

The news surfaced yesterday based on a study in Australian journal 'Economics Letters', which said that being blonde can boost your pay by up to £1,600 a year. The study surveyed 13,000 women, and revealed that blondes consistently did better on the pay stakes, even when taking in to account outside factors like height, weight and education.

It also said that blondes tend to marry wealthier men! In fact, on average the men they marry earn six percent more than the men married by women with other hair colours. This is certainly an interesting study and intriguing results. What's your take – has being blonde ever helped your career?

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Rosay77 Rosay77 7 years
Even if blondes earn more, doesn't most of their salaries go toward hair dye (to keep their hair blonde) ?
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I haven't had blonde hair since I was 11 years old. I've read reports of people earning more because of their height, skin color, gender, etc...So I'm not really surprised by this. It's rather Disappointing. I thought there were laws against this kind of discrimination. And being married to a wealthy man isn't exactly "earning" anything.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
I really wish they wouldn't publish these nonsense 'reports'.....there are probably a zillion confounding factors they conveniently overlooked, or downright omitted just because it makes the 'report' more...I don't know...shocking? Interesting? Hardly, though...more like insulting. I guess a report about all the blondes I know who lost their jobs or are working in scum-level customer service traps just to pay their bills wouldn't be a thrilling read, I guess.
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