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Beautiful Politicians

King, Amy; Leigh, Andrew


Are beautiful politicians more likely to be elected? To test this, we use evidence from Australia, a country in which voting is compulsory, and in which voters are given 'How-to-Vote' cards, depicting photos of the major party candidates, as they arrive to vote. Using raters chosen to be representative of the electorate, we assess the beauty of political candidates from major political parties, and then estimate the effect of beauty on voteshare for candidates in the 2004 federal election....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Kyklos
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6435.2009.00452.x


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