Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018)

The Influence of Height and Health on Income-An Empirical Study Based on CFPS Data

Xin Sun
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Xin Sun
Height health; Income level; Human capital
In this paper, the Chinese family tracking survey (CFPS) data as well as the OLS method were used to estimate the impact of height, weight, and health on income, meanwhile, the intelligence was regarded as a proxy variable for the measurement of individual ability. The results obtained show that height and health level have a significant positive effect on income; As parts of human capital, height and health increase the intake of nutrients and the return on investment; The higher the social security provided by the government, the healthier of all the workers; The entire labor market increases productivity.
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