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A note on the height-wage differential in the UK - Cross-sectional evidence from the BHPS

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  • Heineck, Guido

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Using BHPS data for the first time, evidence for the height-earnings relationship is updated for the UK. In contrast to prior findings, baseline height differentials mainly vanish once individuals' occupation and non-linear height gradients are accounted for.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 98 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 288-293

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:98:y:2008:i:3:p:288-293

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  1. Anne Case & Christina Paxson & Mahnaz Islam, 2008. "Making Sense Of The Labor Market Height Premium: Evidence From The British Household Panel Survey," Working Papers 1072, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies..
  2. Heineck, Guido, 2009. "Too tall to be smart? The relationship between height and cognitive abilities," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 78-80, October.
  3. Tao, Hung-Lin, 2014. "Height, weight, and entry earnings of female graduates in Taiwan," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 13(C), pages 85-98.
  4. Wenshu Gao & Russell Smyth, 2009. "Health Human Capital, Height and Wages in China," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 05-09, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  5. Kavetsos, Georgios, 2011. "The impact of physical activity on employment," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 40(6), pages 775-779.

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