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Permanent and transitory inequality and intragenerational mobility

Tao Chen and Kenneth Couch ()

Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 120, issue 2, 200-202

Abstract: This paper contains a proof that under one testable condition a measure of economic mobility formed by the ratio of permanent to total variance employing the methods of Gottschalk and Moffitt (1994) is equivalent to the Shorrocks R constructed with a Theil General Entropy Index.

Keywords: Permanent inequality; Transitory inequality; Intragenerational mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D6 J3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.04.032

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