Intergenerational Mobility: Trends Across the Earnings Distribution
Espen Bratberg (),
Øivind Nilsen () and
Kjell Vaage ()
No 1517, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
The analysis, based on register data for Norwegian cohorts born 1950, 1955, and 1960, shows that the intergenerational earnings mobility is high. Using quantile regression, mobility is found to be lower at the lower end of the earnings distribution than at the upper end. The findings also indicate that mobility increases over time and that the increase seems to be somewhat higher for lower earnings. Finally, we find that the increase in earnings mobility over time has been larger for women than for men.
Keywords: time trends; intergenerational mobility; quantile regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J62 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 pages
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (20) Track citations by RSS feed
Published in: Industrial Relations, 2007, 46 (1), 112-129
Downloads: (external link)
Working Paper: Intergenerational Mobility: Trends Across the Earnings Distribution (2005)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1517
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
IZA, Margard Ody, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Holger Hinte ().