Service interruption on Monday 11 July from 12:30 to 13:00: all the sites of the CCSD (HAL, Epiciences, SciencesConf, AureHAL) will be inaccessible (network hardware connection).
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Stature, Skills and Adult Life Outcomes: Evidence from Indonesia

Abstract : We investigate the effect of height on earnings, occupational choices and a subjective measure of well-being among Indonesian men. We explore the extent to which height captures the effects of human capital endowments set before entry on the labor market. Cognitive skills, co-determined with stature early in life, do not explain much of the height earnings premium directly. Yet, human capital more broadly, including cognition, educational attainment and other factors related to parental investments and background characteristics, explains around half of the height premium and does so through occupational sorting. Indeed, taller workers tend to have more education, and educated workers tend to work in more lucrative occupations that require brain and social skills, not brawn. The unexplained share of the height earnings premium reflects other labor market advantages of taller workers, including psycho-social dimensions. We also find a height premium in happiness, half of which simply accounts for the educational and earnings advantages of taller workers.
Complete list of metadata

https://hal-amu.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01589995
Contributor : Elisabeth Lhuillier Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 3:29:01 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 3:58:38 PM

File

wp_2014_-_nr_29.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Licence


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Olivier Bargain, Jinan Zeidan. Stature, Skills and Adult Life Outcomes: Evidence from Indonesia. The Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2014, 53 (6), pp.1-18. ⟨10.1080/00220388.2016.1208173⟩. ⟨hal-01589995⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

0

Files downloads

0