Furthermore, a 2015 study found that both men and women receive benefits for having a tall spouse.The husband's gains include beauty that results from his wife's positive attributes that are correlated with her height such as education.Biologically, from an evolutionary perspective, these findings are consistent with data relating height to human health.Therefore, a biological or, more specifically, an evolutionary argument for the preference of a taller mate is questionable, lacking definitive evidence.
These exceptions noted, in the great majority of cases a person’s height would not seem to have an effect on how well they are able to perform their job.
It showed that increase in height for men corresponds to increase in income after controlling for other social psychological variables like age and weight.
Economists Nicola Persico, Andrew Postlewaite and Dan Silverman explained the "height premium" and found that "a 1.8-percent increase in wages accompanies every additional inch of height".
Nonetheless, research by Dan Ariely found that American women exhibit a marked preference for dating taller men, and that for shorter men to be judged attractive by women, they must earn substantially more money than taller men.
A 2012 study found that both men and women are willing to excuse height differences by using a trade-off approach.