tall people earn 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.
"height matter for career success," said professor timothy judge of university of florida. "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." judge and daniel cable, a business professor at the university of north carolina, analyzed results of four large-scale studies in the united states and britain that followed thousands of participants from childhood to adulthood, examining details of their work and personal lives. the study was controlled for gender, weight and age, and found that each inch in height added about $789 a year in pay. "if you take about hundreds of thousands of dollars of advantage that a tall person enjoys." judge said.
greater height boosted subjective ratings of work performance, including supervisors' evaluations of how effective someone is on the job, and also raised measures of performance, such as sales volume.
the between height and was particularly strong in sales and management but was also present in less social occupations such as , accounting and computer programming, the study found.
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