Length of dating and success of marriage

16 May

The researchers found that on an average an increase in height by one inch at age 16 increased male adult wages by 2.6 percent.It showed that increase in height for men corresponds to increase in income after controlling for other social psychological variables like age and weight.Economists Nicola Persico, Andrew Postlewaite and Dan Silverman explained the "height premium" and found that "a 1.8-percent increase in wages accompanies every additional inch of height".Men may compensate 1.3 BMI units with a 1 percent higher wage than their wife.Women may compensate 2 BMI units with an additional year of higher education.

Research indicates that the human brain uses height as a heuristic for determining social status and fitness.The brain automatically associates physical size with leadership potential, power, strength and intelligence, an effect which has been discovered in infants as young as 10 months old.Recent findings suggest that height discrimination occurs most often against racial minorities.A 2007 study found that African-Americans reported higher weight and height related discrimination.Furthermore, a 2015 study found that both men and women receive benefits for having a tall spouse.The husband's gains include beauty that results from his wife's positive attributes that are correlated with her height such as education.Nonetheless, research by Dan Ariely found that American women exhibit a marked preference for dating taller men, and that for shorter men to be judged attractive by women, they must earn substantially more money than taller men.A 2012 study found that both men and women are willing to excuse height differences by using a trade-off approach.