NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Life at the top: the benefits of height

Angus S. Deaton, Raksha Arora

NBER Working Paper No. 15090
Issued in June 2009

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We are grateful to Gallup and Healthways for access to the proprietary data from their Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index daily poll. Deaton acknowledges financial support from the National Institute on Aging through grant P01 AG05842-14 to the National Bureau of Economic Research and grant P30 AG024361 to Princeton. A summary of this work, intended for a general audience, appeared on gallup.com. We are grateful to Jim Harter, John Komlos, and Eric Nielsen for comments. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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