Discrimination against people with dwarfism and little people

Other Names:
Active prejudice towards little people
Unequal facilities for people of short stature

Discrimination against undersized persons exists, tacitly, in the size ranges of clothing, furniture, vehicles, equipment, stairs, and public conveniences. Employment discrimination is overt, and formal height requirements exist for a number of jobs, although tasks could be developed in some occupations for those of lesser height. Undersized persons may be little people or dwarfs by individual genetic anomaly, or comparatively or relatively small (pygmy populations, or average east Asians among average Scandinavians for example), or they may be children.


Serious inconvenience to the undersized may exist in hospitals, schools or other facilities of institutional life.

Related Problems:
Discrimination against giants
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
07.03.2022 – 17:07 CET