In order to figure out why, the researchers ruled out a number of possibilities by controlling for variables such as family background and health.
Instead, they determined that the link between teen height and adult success has to do with the fact that taller teens are more likely to participate in social activities such as athletics, school clubs, and dating.
One 2004 study found that the taller you are, the more you earn.
In fact, according to that study, a person who is 6 feet tall would be predicted to earn nearly 6,000 more over the course of a 30-year career than someone who clocks in at 5 feet 5 inches.
In other words, they hypothesize that taller people are inherently more intelligent than shorter people.
The researchers drew their data from a number of British and American longitudinal surveys, including the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, which includes nearly 5,000 participants born in big US cities between 19.
They drew their data from Britain's National Child Development Survey (NCDS) and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY, which took place in the US).
When the researchers analyzed all the data, they found that, for the NCDS participants, height at age 16 predicted wages in the 30s; for the NLSY participants, only height between ages 16 and 23 did.Similarly, the paper says, mothers who smoke during pregnancy may end up stunting their baby's growth Earlier this year, economists at the FDA and Ohio State University published a paper positing that the key factor linking above-average height and professional success is good nutrition.These researchers also looked at the National Childhood Development Study and found that, when they controlled for cognitive non-cognitive skills, the relationship between height and wages disappeared.On November 1st, 2015 my good friend Ashley (6'7") passed away. Did you know that Brigitte Nielsen is 6'1", that Taylor Swift, Jordin Sparks and Ayla Brown are 6'0" each? Well, yeah - but you don't have to be famous to be beautiful and life doesn't end at 5'7".Tall women are gorgeous and are great role-models for tall girls.