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Intergenerational Income Mobility in Urban China

Gong, Honge; Leigh, Andrew; Meng, Xin


This paper estimates the intergenerational income elasticity for urban China, paying careful attention to the potential biases induced by income fluctuations and life cycle effects. Our preferred estimate indicates that the intergenerational income elasticity for father-son is 0.63. This suggests that while China has experienced rapid growth of absolute incomes, the relative position of children in the distribution is largely related to their parents' incomes. By investigating possible causal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Income and Wealth
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2012.00495.x


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