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1. Economist, The
Walk Tall; Height And Earnings
The Economist, April 27, 2002, Science and Technology; p.88
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Economist Group Ltd., The
Keyword(s): Britain, British; Cross-national Analysis; Height; NCDS - National Child Development Study (British); Wage Determination; Wage Gap

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If you want to earn a lot of money, it seems that what matters is not how tall you are as an adult, but how tall you were as a teenager. That, at least, is the conclusion of Nicola Persico, Andrew Postlewaite and Dan Silverman, of the University of Pennsylvania. The three economists drew their data from Britain's National Child Development Study and America's National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. They first confirmed what short people have always suspected: that it pays to be tall. In Britain, if you are white and male, an extra inch (2cm) goes with a 1.7% increase in wages; in America, with 1.8%. The shortest quarter of the population in both countries earns, on average, about 10% less than the tallest quarter. The impact of height on earnings is smaller than the impact of race (about 15% in the United States) and sex (about 20%). But it is still significant.
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Economist, The. "Walk Tall; Height And Earnings." The Economist, April 27, 2002, Science and Technology; p.88.