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The Shorter The Skirt, The Better The Economy [Headlines]

An economist from the 1920's has suggested there is a correlation between women's skirt length and the economy.

Caroline Ku
  • 24 august 2011

George Taylor, an economist at Wharton School in the 1920’s, claimed there was an inverse relationship between the state of the economy and skirt lengths. Today we discuss whether or not rising skirt lengths could fuel economic growth with new research suggesting that men exposed to sexily-dressed women increase their preference for expensive status goods.

Taylor made the following argument. He said that in good economic times women shortened their skirts to show off their silk stockings but when times were bad they lengthened them to hide that they couldn’t afford stockings. So when the economy boomed skirts were short and when it lagged skirts were longer. Marina Adshade/Big Think.

Image by FaceMePLS via Flickr.

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