A note on height and surnames: the role of networks

when 2014
who Wolter Hassink
Bas van Leeuwen
what journal Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy
what paper A note on height and surnames: the role of networks
language English

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen
 

abstract

Many studies indicate that human height is determined largely by childhood circumstances, which in turn influences an adult’s labor market opportunities. The aim of this note is to test this thesis by examining the correlation between childhood circumstances and labor market outcomes on the one hand, and heights on the other, when networks are included as proxied by surnames. The fact that, after the inclusion of this surname proxy, we find a correlation only between height and labor market outcomes suggests that while childhood circumstances affect height largely via social status and networks as captured by surnames, the same does not apply for labor market outcomes.

keywords

Indonesia, networks, stature

 

citation format

MLA
Hassink, Wolter, and Bas van Leeuwen. “A note on height and surnames: the role of networks.” Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 19.4 (2014): 579-587.
APA
Hassink, W., & van Leeuwen, B. (2014). A note on height and surnames: the role of networks. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 19(4), 579-587.
Chicago
Hassink, Wolter, and Bas van Leeuwen. “A note on height and surnames: the role of networks.” Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 19, no. 4 (2014): 579-587.
Harvard
Hassink, W. and van Leeuwen, B., 2014. A note on height and surnames: the role of networks. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 19(4), pp.579-587.
Vancouver
Hassink W, van Leeuwen B. A note on height and surnames: the role of networks. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. 2014 Oct 2;19(4):579-87.

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