"As adults, taller individuals are more likely to select into higher paying occupations that require more advanced verbal and numerical skills and greater intelligence, for which they earn handsome returns," they wrote.
For both men and women in the United States and the United Kingdom, a height advantage of four inches equated with a 10 percent increase in wages on average.
[SOURCE: Reuters, 25 Aug 2006 ]
The researchers also found out that "as early as age 3," even before formal schooling has began, taller kids had better scores on cognitive tests. Taller children become taller adults, and their lucky streak continues, according to the study. Certainly, heredity, prenatal care, and good nutrition play significant roles in influencing their height increase.
I'm not that tall, and I'm not sour-graping when I say I have second thoughts on the said study, but I know a lot of not-so-tall people performing cognitively better than taller people. But I do wish I were several inches taller. *LOL*