This cultural characteristic, while applicable to the modernized world, is not a transcendental human quality.
Quantitative studies of woman-for-men personal advertisements have shown strong preference for tall men, with a large percentage indicating that a man significantly below average height was unacceptable.
Men may compensate 1.3 BMI units with a 1 percent higher wage than their wife.
Women may compensate 2 BMI units with an additional year of higher education.
The report, produced by Dutch and Spanish researchers, stated that because average height women tend to be the most fertile and healthy, they would be less likely to feel threatened by women with those similar features.although Time itself objected to the term's inclusion in the 1991 Random Webster's College Dictionary, citing it as an example of the dictionary "straining ...to avoid giving offense, except to good usage" and "[lending] authority to scores of questionable usages, many of them tinged with politically correct views." A research paper published in the Journal of Applied Psychology showed that height is strongly related to success for men.However, this correlation, though statistically significant, is generally weak and does not imply that variations in stature have a direct effect on cognitive ability.Though significant correlations have been found in early and late childhood in both developed and developing countries, in adults, changes in environment and social status reduce the strength of this correlation.Nevertheless, studies have shown that short people are paid less than taller people, with disparities similar in magnitude to the race and gender gaps. For some people, height is a noteworthy factor in sexual attractiveness.