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Cross-Country Rankings In Intergenerational Mobility: A Comparison of Approaches From Economics and Sociology

Blanden, J (2011) Cross-Country Rankings In Intergenerational Mobility: A Comparison of Approaches From Economics and Sociology Journal of Economic Surveys, 27 (1). pp. 38-73.

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Abstract

This paper summarizes research on the relative level of intergenerational mobility - whether classified by income, education or social class. The literatures on education and income mobility reveal a similar ranking with South America, other developing nations, southern European countries and France tending to have rather limited mobility although the Nordic countries exhibit strong mobility. Estimates of mobility based on social class point to rather different patterns, and we demonstrate that these differences are most likely generated by intergenerational earnings persistence within social classes. The second part of the paper looks for explanations for the differences in earnings and education persistence and finds that mobility is negatively correlated with inequality and the return to education but positively correlated with a nation's education spending.

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Blanden, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2011
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6419.2011.00690.x
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:42
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 14:42
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/430847

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