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Handedness and Earnings

Christopher Ruebeck, Joseph Harrington () and Robert Moffitt ()

No 12387, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We examine whether handedness is related to performance in the labor market and, in particular, earnings. We find a significant wage effect for left-handed men with high levels of education. This positive wage effect is strongest among those who have lower than average earnings relative to those of similar high education. This effect is not found among women.

JEL-codes: J2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-07
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Published as Christopher S. Ruebeck & Joseph E. Harrington & Robert Moffitt, 2007. "Handedness and earnings," Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, vol 12(2), pages 101-120.

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