Handedness and Earnings

Christopher S. Ruebeck, Lafayette College
Joseph E. Harrington Jr. and Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University

Laterality, 2007, 12 (2), 101-120
[NBER Working Paper, PDF] [dspace record]


We examine whether handedness is related to performance in the labour market and, in particular, to 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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