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Journal Article

Making sense of the labor market height premium: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey

Authors

Publication date

2009

Abstract

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.

Published in

Economics Letters

Volume

102 (3):174-176

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2008.12.011

Subjects

Labour Market, Wages And Earnings, and Health

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1614015~S5

Notes

Previously 'In press, accepted manuscript' 31 Dec. 2008; BioMed alert; NCBI/PubMed alert; Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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