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I am 5′ 4″

So this was a fun paper to read:

Short Criminals: Stature and Crime in Early America by Howard Bodenhorn, Carolyn Moehling, Gregory N. Price  –

This paper considers the extent to which crime in early America was conditioned on height.    With data on inmates incarcerated in Pennsylvania state penitentiaries between 1826 and 1876, we estimate the parameters of Wiebull proportional hazard specifications of the individual crime hazard.  Our results reveal that, consistent with a theory in which height can be a source of labor market disadvantage, criminals in early America were shorter than the average American, and individual crime hazards decreased in height.

The last American President to be as short as I am was James Madison. Also, I believe that 5’4″ is the height of the average American female.

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