Topic: How Beauty Affects Wage: A Mediating Effect of Social Capital

Date: Nov. 13, 2018

Time: 16:00 pm – 17:00 pm

Organizer: China Global Center

Keynote Speaker: Yutu Yang (A PhD student in Sun-Yat-sen University in China and a guest of Jacobs University, whose fields of interests include Economic Sociology, Beauty and Wage and Innovation of China)

Where: Research IV Room 49

Topic Abstract: Appearance discrimination may be a common phenomenon all over the world. When you are looking for a job, start to date with someone and decide to marry your girlfriend or boyfriend or not, you may face it. This study focuses on how individual beauty affects wage. Different from the existing explanations, this study attempts to add a new explanation from social capital. When compare the male group with female group, there are some interesting findings waiting to share with you.