Family background, Intergenerational Mobility and Earnings Distributions : Evidence from the United States

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_7626
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Family background, Intergenerational Mobility and Earnings Distributions : Evidence from the United States
Périodique
Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics
Auteur(s)
Abul Naga R.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
12/1998
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
1998
Numéro
IV
Pages
527-543
Langue
anglais
Résumé
An emerging literature in the field of income distribution suggests that inequality may persist in the long run. 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 welfare-dominates 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.
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