Height and Earnings: The Role of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills

We use large-scale register data on 450,000 Swedish males who underwent mandatory military enlistment at age 18, and a subsample of 150,000 siblings, to examine why tall people earn more. We show the importance of both cognitive and noncognitive skills, as well as family background and muscular stre...

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Volume: 49
Main Author: Petter Lundborg
Paul Nystedt
Dan-Olof Rooth
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: MADISON The University of Wisconsin Press 01.01.2014
University of Wisconsin Press
UNIV WISCONSIN PRESS
published in: The Journal of human resources Vol. 49; no. 1; pp. 141 - 166
ORCID: 0000-0001-8887-5677
Data of publication: 20140101
ISSN: 0022-166X
1548-8004
1548-8004
EISSN: 1548-8004
Discipline: Economics
Business
Subjects:
Age
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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