Handedness and Earnings
33 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2006 Last revised: 8 May 2021
Date Written: July 2006
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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