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Intergenerational Social Mobility in Mexico and its Regions Results from Rank-Rank Regressions

Marcelo Delajara and Dositeo Graña

Sobre México. Revista de Economía, 2018, vol. 4, issue 1, 22-37

Abstract: With data from the esru Social Mobility Survey (emovi) 2011 we run rank-rank regressions to estimate relative and absolute upward intergenerational social mobility in the dimensions of wealth, education, and occupational status in Mexico at national and regional levels. For the case of wealth, the estimations yield a clear regional pattern: the degree of social mobility is higher than the national average in the North and North-Central regions, similar to the national average in the Central region, and lower than average in the South region. In particular, it is estimated that the children of poor parents (i.e. parents in the 25th percentile rank in the national distribution of wealth of their generation) achieved greater than average progress if they grew up in the North region, and smaller than average progress if they grew up in the South region. The same results are found for the case of education and occupational status. However, in general, the differences between regional estimates of absolute educational mobility are not statistically significant; and the estimates of occupational mobility are not robust.

JEL-codes: E23 J62 N36 N96 R10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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