Racial preferences in dating fisman


"Bridging the Gender Divide: An Experimental Analysis of Group Formation in African Villages," World Development, Elsevier, vol. Abigail Barr & Marleen Dekker & Marcel Fafchamps, 2009.

"Bridging the gender divide: an experimental analysis of group formation in African villages," ASC Working Papers 87, African Studies Centre (ASC), Leiden, The Netherlands.

The results are reported in Table 6, with white as the omitted category.

For male partners (column (1)), our main finding is that Asians generally receive lower ratings than men of other races.20In fact, when we run the regressions separately for each race, we find that even Asian women find white, black, and Hispanic men to be more attractive than Asian men Given that Asian men were the group that other races expressed strongest preference against, and that Asian women expressed the least preference against other races, the results in Table 6 suggest that attractiveness may play an important role in the determination of racial preferences,*** especially those against Asian men.

It's hard to read that paper but the spoiler is that Asian men and black women fared poorly, but they also said that "female Asian partners are consistently rated as less attractive" That is at odds with what I found in the 90s that Asian women are generally NOT under-represented in fields traditionally dominated by attractive white women such as TV newscasters, ice skaters, or beauty pageant winners.