They also found that men's wages as adults could be linked to their height at age 16.
In principle, it refers to discriminatory treatment against individuals whose height is not within the normal acceptable range of height in a population.However, this correlation, though statistically significant, is generally weak and does not imply that variations in stature have a direct effect on cognitive ability.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.
Height discrimination is most common against shorter than average men and is generally accepted and ignored.
The term heightism was coined by sociologist Saul Feldman in a paper titled "The presentation of shortness in everyday life—height and heightism in American society: Toward a sociology of stature", presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association in 1971.