Friday, December 29, 2006

Workplace rewards tall people with money, respect, UF study shows

Workplace rewards tall people with money, respect, UF study shows:

Judge's study, which controlled for gender, weight and age, found that mere inches cost thousands of dollars. Each inch in height amounted to about $789 more a year in pay, the study found. So someone who is 7 inches taller – say 6 feet versus 5 feet 5 inches – would be expected to earn $5,525 more annually, he said.
As someone who is short... this sucks royally. Perhaps instead of saving for my kids college expenses I should just be paying for growth hormone treatment.

4 comments:

rightwingprof said...

"Each one-inch increase in height resulted in an increase in annual earnings of $897 in the one study"

Oops, sounds like a classic confusion of correlation and causation -- though it's impossible to say without actually reading the study.

rory said...

All I know is I want some affirmative action. Cash baby, cash is what I need.

rightwingprof said...

If you get affirmative action, I (as a tall person) get reparations for banging my head.

Deal?

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