It pays to be tall

Something for the weekend… 


It seems, according to new research, that it pays to be tall.

Ohio State University has found that taller employees receive a substantial premium in earnings or wages.

Its study estimated that a 6ft tall person is likely to earn £100,000 more in a 30-year career than someone who is 5ft 4in.

And this is not the first time that research has found tall people are paid more.

In 2006, Princeton economists found that from as early as age three and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests.

And last year a study by Edinburgh University identified a genetic correlation between height and IQ. Apparently, taller people tended to be smarter.

So, that’s it then, it seems that size matters.

Or does it?…. What about shorter people such as Bill Gates (5ft 10in), Nicola Sturgeon (5ft 4in) or even Hollywood A-listers such as Tom Cruise (5ft 7in) and Danny De Vito (5ft).

Maybe there is some hope for smaller employees to earn more than their towering counterparts after all.