Towering Intellects? Sizing up the Relationship between Height and Academic Success
Do tall students do better in school? While a robust literature documents higher earnings among taller people, we know little about the potential academic origins of the height earnings gradient. In…
Talented but lazy. The height-school premium among Cracow's schoolboys in the interwar period.
- EducationEconomics and human biology
What is driving the relationship between height and cognition? Evidence from the Twins Early Development Study
- Psychology, BiologyEconomics & Human Biology
On the evolution of athlete anthropometric measurements: racial integration, expansion, and steroids
We examine the temporal movements in three anthropometric measurements of a professional sport’s athlete population. Specifically, we examine unit root test results, traditional, nonlinear, and those…
Wake-up time and academic performance of university students in Indonesia: A cross-sectional study
- EducationFrontiers in Education
Several studies have highlighted the link between sleep, learning, and memory. Strong evidence shows that sleep deprivation can affect a student’s ability to learn and academic performance. While…
Empirical comparisons of multiple Mendelian randomization approaches in the presence of assortative mating
- Environmental ScienceInternational journal of epidemiology
Family data enable tests of causal relationships to be conducted more rigorously, and are recommended to triangulate results of MR studies assessing pairs of traits leading to non-random mate selection.
Causal inference on the engagement effects of athletic participation from within‐student variation
- PsychologyEconomic Inquiry
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The Effects of High School Athletic Participation on Education and Labor Market Outcomes
- Economics, EducationReview of Economics and Statistics
We introduce a simple allocation-of-time model to explain the high school athletic participation choice and the implications of this choice for educational and labor market outcomes. Four different…
Causes and consequences of early-life health
The hypothesis that childhood health influences health and economic status throughout adulthood is supported, using height as a marker of childhood health and estimates of the associations between height and a range of outcomes indicate that, on average, taller individuals attain higher levels of education.
Height, Health, and Cognitive Function at Older Ages.
- EconomicsThe American economic review
Here, fan regression results for the measures of well being are presented for men and women separately, from the 5th to the 95th percentiles of the height distributions for non-Hispanic white adults ages 50 and above in the HRS in waves 3 to 7.
Who Plays and Who Benefits: Gender, Interscholastic Athletics, and Academic Outcomes
Using a nationally representative sample of adolescents, this article examines how various individual and contextual characteristics are related to the likelihood of interscholastic athletic…
The Impact of Participation in Intercollegiate Athletics on Income and Graduation
Males who participated in intercollegiate athletics are estimated to receive 4 percent higher annual incomes than similar nonathletes. No such income premium associated with college athletics is…
Obesity and stature in adolescence and earnings in young adulthood. Analysis of a British birth cohort.
- MedicineArchives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine
This study demonstrates an inverse relationship between obesity at 16 years and earnings at age 23 years for British women; the magnitude of the relation is similar to that of other factors that predict earnings, such as gender, job training, and union membership.
Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports
- EducationThe Review of Economics and Statistics
Between 1972 and 1978 U.S. high schools rapidly increased their female athletic participation rates in order to comply with Title IX. This paper examines the causal implications of this expansion by…
Participation in Interscholastic Athletics and College Expectations
- EducationAmerican Journal of Sociology
Data from 785 male seniors from six urban Pennsylvania high schools are used to evaluate the relationship between post-high-school educational expectations and participation or non-participation in…
Are short normal children at a disadvantage? The Wessex growth study
- Psychology, MedicineBMJ
These results provide only limited support for the hypothesis that short children are disadvantaged, at least up until 11-13 years old, and social class was shown to be a better predictor than stature of psychometric performance.