However, this correlation, though statistically significant, is generally weak and does not imply that variations in stature have a direct effect on cognitive ability.Though significant correlations have been found in early and late childhood in both developed and developing countries, in adults, changes in environment and social status reduce the strength of this correlation.
In principle, it refers to discriminatory treatment against individuals whose height is not within the normal acceptable range of height in a population.This is equal to increase of approximately $850 in 1996 annual earnings.In other words, the height and corresponding social experiences of taller male adolescent at age 16 would likely translate to higher wage in later adulthood as compared to shorter male adolescent.Evolutionary psychologists theorise that this is due to height indicating that the individual had been better fed, indicating higher social status and thus resources available to them, as well as indicating general health and physical strength, the latter of which can be useful in asserting dominance.The automatic association between height and the aforementioned traits has also been found to be much stronger when it comes to assessing men than women.This discrimination was even higher in female employees.
Some jobs do require or at least favor tall people, including some manual labor jobs, law enforcement, most professional sports, flight attendants, and fashion modeling.
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.
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.
Height discrimination is most common against shorter than average men and is generally accepted and ignored.