Making sense of the labor market height premium: Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey
We use data from the British Household Panel Survey to examine the labor market premium in height. Most of the premium is explained by higher average educational attainment and sorting into higher-status occupations and industries by those who are taller.
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- Anne Case & Christina Paxson, 2006.
"Stature and Status: Height, Ability, and Labor Market Outcomes,"
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