Numbers Don't Lie

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Why they call it HIGHER education ?

A Swedish study suggests taller boys get longer educations. Height was measured at age 18; additional years of education were measured afterward. Researcher's findings: 1) the probability of achieving higher education in later life increases linearly with height; 2) men taller than 194 cm (6 ft 4 in) were 2-3 times more likely to obtain a higher education when compared with men shorter than 165 cm. The correlation persisted when IQ and social background were factored out. Researchers' explanations: we discriminate against short kids by expecting less of them.

Now I know why they call it HIGHER education.

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Blogger Female Law Power said...

Yeah, um, I really am 6'4". Just don't look at my feet.

3:57 PM

 
Blogger 24yearsoflife said...

man i need to send this out to a couple of my vertically challenged friends.. lol

5:01 AM

 

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