Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80671
Authors: 
Hassink, Wolter H. J.
van Leeuwen, Bas
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7433
Abstract: 
Many studies indicate that human height is determined largely by childhood circumstances, which in turn influences an adult's labor market opportunities. The aim of this note is to test this thesis by examining the correlation between childhood circumstances and labor market outcomes on the one hand, and heights on the other, when networks are included as proxied by surnames. The fact that, after the inclusion of this surname proxy, we find a correlation only between height and labor market outcomes suggests that, while childhood circumstances affect height largely via social status and networks as captured by surnames, the same does not apply for labor market outcomes.
Subjects: 
Indonesia
networks
stature
JEL: 
J01
N35
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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