Handedness and Earnings
We examine whether handedness is related to performance in the labor market and, in particular, earnings. We find 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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|Publication status:||published as Christopher S. Ruebeck & Joseph E. Harrington & Robert Moffitt, 2007. "Handedness and earnings," Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, vol 12(2), pages 101-120.|
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