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Furthermore, a 2015 study found that both men and women receive benefits for having a tall spouse.The husband's gains include beauty that results from his wife's positive attributes that are correlated with her height such as education.This means that in general, height is an honest signal of a individual's social status.
For example, several epidemiological studies have shown a statistically significant positive correlation between height and intelligence in human populations.
Moreover, research on leg length and leg-to-body ratio conflicts with the notion that there is a distinct preference for taller mates.
A 2008 study found that both extremes, tall and short, reduced attractiveness, and a 2006 study found that a lower leg-to-body ratio in men and higher leg-to-body ratio in women increased aesthetic appeal.
They also found that men's wages as adults could be linked to their height at age 16.
The researchers found that on an average an increase in height by one inch at age 16 increased male adult wages by 2.6 percent.