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Intergenerational mobility in Australia

Leigh, Andrew


Combining four surveys conducted over a forty year period, I calculate intergenerational earnings elasticities for Australia, using predicted earnings in parents' occupations as a proxy for actual parental earnings. In the most recent survey, the elasticity of sons' wages with respect to fathers' wages is around 0.2. Comparing this estimate with earlier surveys, I find little evidence that intergenerational mobility in Australia has significantly risen or fallen over time. Applying the same...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-12-26
Type: Journal article
Source: The BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
DOI: 10.2202/1935-1682.1781


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