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Blondes on average are better off financially

submitted on April 11, 2010 by MrCheap in "Member's Lounge"
Not only they make more money, they also have wealthier husbands! Roll Eyes

A study in the journal Economics Letters reported that having blonde hair boosts pay by £1,600 a year for a woman earning £22,000 a year – the average salary in Britain.

Researchers at the University of Queensland, who surveyed 13,000 women, said that the difference in pay remained the same even when other factors such as height, weight and education were removed.

They could not explain why blonde-haired women enjoy more financial success, but said no other hair colour produced similar results.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lif.....women.html
 

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  • 58663
    midget
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    Posted by midget on April 11, 2010
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    That's crazy. So I guess people should cut out the stupid blonde jokes cause according to this they can't be that dumb when they're making more money than their brunette and red-head counterparts.
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    gabyperu
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    Posted by gabyperu on April 11, 2010
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    Billionaires marry brunettes more than blonds
    http://www.stylelist.com/2008/.....n-blonds/2
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on April 11, 2010
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    The ability to make money does not necessarily equate to having intelligence, as this study indicates.
    I would be curious to see the data sets for this to know what other factors were accounted for.

    Sorry, I've done statistical data collection and research, and I have to say that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was right. "There are three kinds of lies: lies, d***** lies and statistics."

    It is very easy to manipulate data to reach a desired result, especially when excluding factors.
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    Posted by save4real on April 11, 2010
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    I think it is because most people think "dumb blondes," so us blondes aren't usually taken too seriously. We're secretly "stealth" blondes with hidden smarts.
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    Posted by Solstice on April 11, 2010
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    Wait, I love this... No harm in passing one stereotype off for another though.

    Olga Uskova, president of the International Blondes Association, told the Mail on Sunday: "Blondes have wealthier husbands because we are more fun and outgoing, and men are more attracted to us."

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