EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Intergenerational Mobility, Middle Sectors and Entrepreneurship in Uruguay

Nestor Gandelman and Virginia Robano

No 4794, Research Department Publications from Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department

Abstract: This paper estimates the relationship between parents’ educational attainment and income and children’s schooling in Uruguay between 1982 and 2010. This relationship is interpreted as a measure of intergenerational social mobility, and the paper reports evidence that it has decreased over time. The paper finds that the probability that the children of the more educated remain among the more educated has grown, with analogous results for the less educated. As a result, the improvements in education of the 1980s and 1990s were unevenly distributed, with a bias against the disadvantaged. The paper also finds that while entrepreneurship status and belonging to the middle class matter in terms of social mobility as measured by compulsory education, i. e. , primary school and the first three years of secondary school, they do not have a notable effect on non- compulsory education, i. e. , the last three years of secondary school and higher.

JEL-codes: I24 J62 L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-edu, nep-lab and nep-lam
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.iadb.org/research/pub_hits.cfm?pub_id=36982123 (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found (http://www.iadb.org/research/pub_hits.cfm?pub_id=36982123 [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://www.iadb.org/research/pub_hits.cfm?pub_id=36982123)

Related works:
Working Paper: Intergenerational mobility, middle sectors and entrepreneurship in Uruguay (2012) Downloads
Working Paper: Intergenerational Mobility, Middle Sectors and Entrepreneurship in Uruguay (2012) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:idb:wpaper:4794

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Research Department Publications from Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Felipe Herrera Library ().

 
Page updated 2023-01-31
Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:4794