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More Inequality, less social mobility

Andrews, Dan; Leigh, Andrew


We investigate the relationship between inequality and intergenerational mobility. Proxying fathers' earnings with using detailed occupational data, we find that sons who grew up in countries that were more unequal in the 1970s were less likely to have experienced social mobility by the late-1990s.

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Economics Letters
DOI: 10.1080/13504850701720197


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