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Ethnic And Gender Differences In Intergenerational Mobility: A Study Of 26-Year-Olds In The Usa

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  • Anh Nguyen
  • Getinet Haile
  • Jim Taylor

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This paper uses the traditional income framework and a non-monetary framework to estimate intergenerational mobility in economic status for a sample of 26-year-old whites, blacks and Hispanics in the USA using data from the first and fifth sweeps of the National Educational Longitudinal Study (1988 and 2000). Intergenerational income mobility is found to be greater for males than for females, although there are differences between whites, blacks and Hispanics. Transition probabilities indicate that Hispanics are the most upwardly mobile in terms of educational attainment and occupational status. Ordered logits are used to estimate the impact of parental education and occupation on educational and occupational outcomes. Copyright (c) Scottish Economic Society 2005.

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Article provided by Scottish Economic Society in its journal Scottish Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 52 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (09)
Pages: 544-564

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  1. Alyssa Schneebaum & Bernhard Rumplmaier & Wilfried Altzinger, 2014. "Intergenerational Educational Persistence in Europe," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp174, Vienna University of Economics, Department of Economics.

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