Los altos ganan más

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Image caption Una investigación descubrió que la gente alta gana más

Tall people earn more

Researchers in Australia have found that tall people earn higher wages than their shorter counterparts. They also found that chubby people earn more than those who are skinny.

Reporter: Nick Bryant

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The long and short of this Australian report is that tall workers earn significantly more than their vertically challenged counterparts. A six foot man can expect a windfall of almost $750 a year.

The researchers found there were practical reasons why the size gap translated into a pay gap. Tall people were sometimes more capable of performing certain physical tasks, like reaching high shelves. But the discrepancy is explained mainly by discrimination, the simple fact that society tends to look on tall people as more powerful and smarter, even when they're not.

The study from the Australian National University also found that slimmer workers tend to get slimmer pay packets. Fat men earn 5% more than their slender colleagues.

Nick Bryant, BBC News, Sydney

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the long and short of en este caso, una expresión que quiere decir "para describir algo sin entrar en detalles!

vertically challenged bajos (en forma indirecta)

counterparts homólogos

windfall en este caso, algo inesperado

translated into resultó en

discrepancy discrepancia, diferencia grande

discrimination discriminación

tend to get slimmer pay packets suelen ganar paquetes salariales "más flacos"

slender delgados