Intergenerational mobility and the rise and fall of inequality : lessons from Latin America


Neidhöfer, Guido


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/47726
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-477260
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2018
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 18-049
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: D63 , I24 , J62 , O15,
Keywords (English): Inequality , intergenerational mobility , equality of opportunity , human capital , growth , development , public education , Great Gatsby curve , Latin America
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-country and within-country setup; using harmonized micro data from 18 Latin American countries, spanning multiple cohorts. It is shown that experiencing higher income inequality in childhood is associated with lower intergenerational mobility measured in adulthood. Following the same methodology, the influence of economic growth and public education is evaluated: both are positively, significantly, and substantially associated with intergenerational mobility.

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