Physical Attractiveness and the Accumulation of Social and Human Capital in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Assets and Distractions
January 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
I. INTRODUCTION 1
II. CONCEPTUAL MODEL 9
III. DATA AND METHODS 27
IV. PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS, SOCIAL ACHIEVEMENT, AND HUMAN CAPITAL: TESTING THE BASIC MODEL WITH QUANTITATIVE DATA 44
V. EXAMINING AND ELABORATING THE CONCEPTUAL MODEL WITH QUALITATIVE DATA 79
VI. PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS, SOCIAL ACHIEVEMENT, AND HUMAN CAPITAL: TESTING THE ELABORATED MODEL WITH QUANTITATIVE DATA 88
VII. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS 99
STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL POLICY 123
SUBJECT INDEX 125
Robert Crosnoe is the Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Department of Psychology (by courtesy), and Population Research Center. His main field of interest is the life course and human development, with a special emphasis on social psychological approaches to education and how they can illuminate socioeconomic and immigration-related inequalities. His current work focuses on the role of general developmental processes, including health and social relationships, in the educational experiences of Mexican-origin children and of children and adolescents from socioeconomically disadvantaged families. His books include Mexican Roots, American Schools: Helping Mexican Immigrant Children Succeed (Stanford) and Fitting In, Standing Out: Navigating the Social Challenges of High School to Get an Education (Cambridge).
Xue Wang is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests include the development of children and adolescents across different social settings. She has a couple of journal publications examining childcare quality and mother's related outcomes. She is also involved in the research about surgery qualities with some publications. Xue's dissertation examines the parental influences on adolescents friendship formation.