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Intergenerational Mobility and the Rise and Fall of Inequality: Lessons from Latin America

Guido Neidhöfer ()

CEDLAS, Working Papers from CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Abstract: Countries with high income inequality also show a strong association between parents’ and children’s economic well-being; i.e. low intergenerational mobility. This study is the first to test this relationship in a between and within country setup, using harmonized micro data from 18 Latin American countries spanning multiple cohorts. It is shown that experiencing higher inequality in childhood has a negative effect on intergenerational mobility as adults. Furthermore, the influence of economic growth and public education is evaluated: both have a positive, significant, and substantial effect on intergenerational mobility.

JEL-codes: D63 I24 J62 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2016-04
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-fdg, nep-gro, nep-lam and nep-pke
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