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More Equal but Less Mobile? Education Financing Intergenerational Mobilityin Italy and in the US

Aldo Rustichini, Andrea Ichino and Daniele Checchi ()

Economics Working Papers from European University Institute

Abstract: A state school system should be expected to reduce income inequality and make intergenerational mobility easier. It is therefore somewhat surprising to observe that Italy, in comparison to the US, displays less inequality between occupational incomes but a lower degree of intergenerational upward mobilty not only between occupations but olso between education levels. In this paper we provide evidence on this empirical puzzle and we offer one theoretical explanation building around the idea that even if in Italy moving up the social ladder is easier, the incentive to move may be lower making mobility less likely.

Keywords: EDUCATION (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998
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