The Economic Consequences of Being Left-handed : Some Sinister Results

  title={The Economic Consequences of Being Left-handed : Some Sinister Results},
  author={Kevin Denny and Vincent O’Sullivan},
This paper provides the first estimates of the effects of handedness on hourly earnings. Augmenting a conventional earnings equation with an indicator of left handedness shows there is a well determined positive effect on male earnings with non-manual workers enjoying a slightly larger premium. These results are inconsistent with the view that left-handers in general are in some sense handicapped either innately or through experiencing a world geared towards right-handers. The results for… CONTINUE READING


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