Height and Income
According to a story in Yahoo News, tall people earn more:
Tall people earn considerably more money throughout their lives than their shorter co-workers, with each inch adding about $789 a year in pay, according to a new study.As someone who is 6 foot 4 inches tall, I should be happy over this. But I'd rather the employment market not be affected by irrational characteristics like this.
"Height matters for career success," said Timothy Judge, a University of Florida management professor whose research will appear in the spring issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology.
"These findings are troubling in that, with a few exceptions such as professional basketball, no one could argue that height is an essential ability required for job performance nor a bona fide occupational qualification."