The economic consequences of being left-handed : some sinister results
|Title:||The economic consequences of being left-handed : some sinister results||Authors:||Denny, Kevin||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/171||Date:||2004||Abstract:||This paper provides the first estimates of the effects of handedness on hourly earnings. Augmenting a conventional earnings equation with an indicator of left handedness shows there is a well determined positive effect on male earnings with non-manual workers enjoying a slightly larger premium. These results are inconsistent with the view that lefthanders in general are in some sense handicapped either innately or through experiencing a world geared towards right-handers. It is consistent with some psychological evidence which suggests that lefthanders have particular talents such as enhanced creativity. The results for females however reveal the opposite, left-handed females are paid significantly less.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin; Institute for the Study of Social Change (Geary Institute)||Series/Report no.:||ISSC Discussion Paper Series; WP2004/07||Keywords:||Earnings; Brain; Left-handed; Laterality||Subject LCSH:||Left- and right-handedness
|Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/geary/publications/2004/laterality.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||metadata.dc.date.available:||2008-05-28T15:45:23Z|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Working Papers|
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