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dc.contributor.authorLundborg, Petteren_US
dc.contributor.authorNystedt, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorRooth, Dan-Olofen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:13Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009080761en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35678-
dc.description.abstractThe association between stature and favorable labor market outcomes has been extensively documented. Recent studies have attributed this height premium to cognitive and social skills. We offer an alternative explanation, where the premium mainly arises from the positive association between height and physical capacity. Accounting for the latter reduces the height premium by about 80 percent. By also accounting for cognitive and non-cognitive skills, we are able to explain the entire height premium. Our estimates are based on data from the military enlistment register that has been linked to earnings for the entire population of Swedish males aged 28-38 in 2003.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4266en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ70en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEarningsen_US
dc.subject.keywordheight premiumen_US
dc.subject.keywordcognitive and non-cognitive skillsen_US
dc.subject.keywordphysical capacityen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwAnthropologieen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleThe height premium in earnings: the role of physical capacity and cognitive and non-cognitive skillsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn607729732en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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