Handedness and Earnings
AbstractWe examine whether handedness is related to performance in the labor market and, in particular, earnings. Though handedness is not found to be significantly related to earnings for the population as a whole, there is a significant wage effect for left-handed men with high levels of education. This positive wage effect is strongest among those who have lower than average earnings relative to those of similar high education. This effect is not found among women.
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Date of creation: Jun 1997
Date of revision: Jun 2004
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