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STUDY #1Short men have fewer sexual partners than their taller peers

A height premium in compensation has been observed in several data sets. Using data from the National Longitudinal Surveys conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a new analysis separates data for men and women and shows that age of the cohort is also important.

Compensation generally increases with height for both men and women, with the height premium being greater for men. The height premium is greater for women and especially for men approaching peak earning years than it is when people are just entering the work force. For men in their late forties, the premium is about 3.5% per inch of height.

The author hypothesizes that for most people, height is assumed to be a signal of leadership potential, which leads to greater representation of tall people in the more highly compensated leadership positions of an organization.

Stephen L. Brown, PhD · November 1st, 2011

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A height premium in compensation has been observed in several data sets. Using data from the National Longitudinal Surveys conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a new analysis separates data for men and women and shows that age of the cohort is also important.

Compensation generally increases with height for both men and women, with the height premium being greater for men. The height premium is greater for women and especially for men approaching peak earning years than it is when people are just entering the work force. For men in their late forties, the premium is about 3.5% per inch of height.

The author hypothesizes that for most people, height is assumed to be a signal of leadership potential, which leads to greater representation of tall people in the more highly compensated leadership positions of an organization.

Stephen L. Brown, PhD · November 1st, 2011

STUDY #1Short men have fewer sexual partners than their taller peers

STUDY #1Short men have fewer sexual partners than their taller peers

A height premium in compensation has been observed in several data sets. Using data from the National Longitudinal Surveys conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a new analysis separates data for men and women and shows that age of the cohort is also important.

Compensation generally increases with height for both men and women, with the height premium being greater for men. The height premium is greater for women and especially for men approaching peak earning years than it is when people are just entering the work force. For men in their late forties, the premium is about 3.5% per inch of height.

The author hypothesizes that for most people, height is assumed to be a signal of leadership potential, which leads to greater representation of tall people in the more highly compensated leadership positions of an organization.

Stephen L. Brown, PhD · November 1st, 2011

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