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Short Boys Get the Short Straw in School

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Short boys do not necessarily become short men, of course. But if they do, Waters says it's likely they'll encounter some discrimination in the workplace and in competition for a mate. She points to studies that show officers in the military tend to be taller than enlisted men, and the same pattern holds for the top jobs in industry. But, she adds, height isn't always a good predictor of success.

"It's a good thing Napoleon didn't read this study. There are lots of short men who have achieved a great deal," she says.

 

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