Heightism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals based on height.
In principle, it refers to discriminatory treatment against individuals whose height is not within the normal acceptable range of height in a population.
Men may compensate 1.3 BMI units with a 1 percent higher wage than their wife.
Recent findings suggest that height discrimination occurs most often against racial minorities.
A 2007 study found that African-Americans reported higher weight and height related discrimination.
This is equal to increase of approximately $850 in 1996 annual earnings.
In other words, the height and corresponding social experiences of taller male adolescent at age 16 would likely translate to higher wage in later adulthood as compared to shorter male adolescent.
However, this correlation, though statistically significant, is generally weak and does not imply that variations in stature have a direct effect on cognitive ability.
Though significant correlations have been found in early and late childhood in both developed and developing countries, in adults, changes in environment and social status reduce the strength of this correlation.
Evolutionary psychologists theorise that this is due to height indicating that the individual had been better fed, indicating higher social status and thus resources available to them, as well as indicating general health and physical strength, the latter of which can be useful in asserting dominance.
The automatic association between height and the aforementioned traits has also been found to be much stronger when it comes to assessing men than women.
US Military pilots have to be 63 to 79 inches (160 to 200 cm) tall with a sitting height of 34 to 40 inches (86 to 102 cm).