New Estimates of Intergenerational Mobility in Australia
Silvia Mendolia and
No 9394, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
We present new estimates of intergenerational earnings elasticity for Australia. We closely follow the methodology used by Leigh (2007), but use considerably more data (twelve waves of HILDA and four waves of PSID). Our adjusted estimates are intended to be comparable to those for other countries in Corak (2013). Our preferred estimate (0.35) is considerably higher than implied by Leighâ€™s study, and is less subject to sampling variation. In an international context, intergenerational mobility in Australia is not particularly high, and is consistent with its relatively high level of cross-sectional inequality.
Keywords: intergenerational mobility; inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
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Published - published in: Economic Record, 2016, 92 (298), 361-373.
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