Does Height Affect Wage? Empirical Evidence From China

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Yuan Zheng


Research shows that: Firstly, height has a significant positive effect on income. It means there is a phenomenon of height discrimination in the Chinese labor market. Secondly, height discrimination has obvious regional heterogeneity, but the impact of each region on men and women. The degree of discrimination cannot be explained here because the level of discrimination in the eastern region is lower than in economically underdeveloped regions because the central, western, and eastern regions have different levels of high discrimination and no regularity. Fourthly, height discrimination is likely to come from employer discrimination in the labor market, because there is obvious height discrimination in certain types of businesses and industries, especially service industries. This does not indicate that when solving the discrimination problem in the labor market. It is not important to increase its own human capital. The increase in the level of personal human capital makes it obtain a position with a higher professional reputation and an increase in the human capital stock of the labor force. It is crucial to the long-term economic development of a country or region. In terms of policies, the adoption of relevant legislation to regulate the labor market and ensure equal pay for equal work and equal employment opportunities have a positive significance in eliminating differences in the appearance of the labor market. Periodic nutrition and sanitation environmental interventions also play an important role in the return from the labor market throughout the life cycle.


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Yuan Zheng

Chulalongkorn University  Faculty of Economics, 2018 graduates student.


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