Social mobility and economic development


Neidhöfer, Guido ; Ciaschi, Matias ; Gasparini, Leonardo ; Serrano, Joaquín


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URL: https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/61105
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-611052
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2021
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 21-087
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): intergenerational mobility , equality of opportunity , development , growth , Latin America
Abstract: We explore the role of social mobility as a driver of economic development. First, we map the geography of intergenerational mobility of education for 52 Latin American regions, as well as its evolution over time. Then, through a new weighting procedure that considers the participation of cohorts to the economy in each year, we estimate the impact of changes in mobility on regional economic indicators, such as income per capita, poverty, child mortality, and luminosity. Our findings show that increasing social mobility had a significant and robust effect on the development of Latin American regions

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