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

  • Heineck, Guido

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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