Does Regime Change Affect Intergenerational Mobility? Evidence from German Reunification

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Does Regime Change Affect Intergenerational Mobility? Evidence from German Reunification
Périodique
European Sociological Review
Auteur(s)
Grätz Michael
ISSN
0266-7215 (print)
1468-2672 (electronic)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
12/02/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This study uses the natural experiment of German reunification and a difference-in-differences approach to test whether the political and economic transition in East Germany in 1990 affected intergenerational occupational and educational mobility. Results obtained using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study show that German reunification did neither strongly affect occupational nor educational mobility. These findings are robust to operationalizing social origin in various ways. Admittedly, reunification may have had small or long-term effects on occupational and educational mobility that cannot be uncovered with the data and research design employed in this study. However, the findings rule out that there were large, short- or medium-term effects of German reunification on intergenerational mobility. These findings are at odds with theories that argue that institutional change has strong, immediate causal effects on intergenerational mobility.
Mots-clé
Sociology and Political Science
Open Access
Oui
Financement(s)
Fonds national suisse / PZ00P1_180128
Création de la notice
17/02/2021 11:28
Dernière modification de la notice
19/02/2021 8:09
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