Family background, intergenerational mobility, and earnings distribution: evidence from the United States

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Title
Family background, intergenerational mobility, and earnings distribution: evidence from the United States
Journal
Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Revue suisse d'économie et de statistique
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Abul Naga  Ramses H.
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1998
Volume
134
Number
41
Pages
527-543
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Date de publication : 1998
Signature indexation : ind 20070119/cja/DNLM
Langue : anglais
Article | Bibliothèque : DI Hospices/CHUV | Cote : PUB-ART-EDITO N° 60261
Abul Naga, Ramses H.
Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Revue suisse d'économie et de statistique, 1998, Vol. 134, n° 4.1, p. 527-543
Abstract
PIP: The persistence of inequalities in income distribution over time is examined using U.S. data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). "U.S. father and son income data extracted from the PSID support the hypothesis that the distribution of earnings of children raised in privileged environments [consistently exceeds] that of children of disadvantaged backgrounds. We provide the following explanations for this finding: (i) children raised in privileged backgrounds tend to have higher average earnings and more equally distributed incomes than children originated from disadvantaged environments, (ii) class inheritance is substantial for the less privileged group. On the whole though, the probability matrix of intergenerational earnings mobility exhibits a pattern of symmetry with transitions from class i to class j equally likely as movements from class j to class i.
Keywords
Economics Income Social Class Socioeconomic Factors Time Factors United States
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