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Handedness and Earnings

Christopher S. Ruebeck, Joseph E. Harrington, Jr., Robert Moffitt

NBER Working Paper No. 12387
Issued in July 2006
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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.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w12387

Published: 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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