The economic consequences of being left-handed : some sinister results
Denny, Kevin and O' Sullivan, Vincent. (2007) The economic consequences of being left-handed : some sinister results. The Journal of Human Resources, Volume 42 (Number 2). pp. 353-374. ISSN 0022-166XFull text not available from this repository.
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This paper estimates the effects of handedness on earnings. Augmenting a conventional earnings equation with an indicator of left-handedness shows there is a positive effect on male earnings with manual workers enjoying a slightly larger premium. These results are inconsistent with the view that left-handers in general are handicapped either innately or through experiencing a world geared toward right-handers. Left-handed females however are paid significantly less. The results are consistent with a range of mostly psychological evidence, which suggests that left-hander males have particular talents such as enhanced creativity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Journal of Human Resources|
|Publisher:||University of Wisconsin Press|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 353-374|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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