Height, weight and earnings among coalminers in India.

  title={Height, weight and earnings among coalminers in India.},
  author={Soumyananda Dinda and Prasanta Kumar Gangopadhyay and Bhakar P Chattopadhyay and Habibullah Nasrullah Saiyed and Manika Pal and Pushpa Bharati},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  volume={4 3},
This paper analyses earning/wage differentials by height among coalmine workers in India. Our findings suggest that workers of above average height earn 9-17% more than their shorter counterparts and 6-13% more than average reference height. The results suggest that long-term investments in health human capital might ensure increase of labour productivity and thereby earnings, particularly in underdeveloped economies.