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The dynamics of the Brazilian income

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  • Erik Figueiredo

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    (UFPB)

  • Flávio Ziegelmann

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    (UFRGS)

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This paper aims to measure the degree of income mobility in Brazil in the 1987-2005 period. To achieve that, we consider the axiomatic mobility approach and the dynamic tool suggested by Aebi et al. (1999). The transition probability matrix calculations and the mobility index indicate that Brazil has low intragenerational income mobility, suggesting that Brazilian social structure is relatively rigid.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1249-1260

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00068

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Keywords: Income mobility; Transition probability matrix; Mobility indices;

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  1. Robert Aebi & Klaus Neusser & Peter Steiner, 1999. "Evaluating Theories of Income Dynamics: A Probabilistic Approach," Diskussionsschriften dp9905, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft.
  2. Dardanoni Valentino, 1993. "Measuring Social Mobility," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 61(2), pages 372-394, December.
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  4. Aebi, Robert & Neusser, Klaus & Steiner, Peter, 1999. "Evaluating Theories of the Income Dynamics: A Probabilistic Approach," Economics Series 61, Institute for Advanced Studies.
  5. Robert Aebi & Klaus Neusser & Peter Steiner, 2008. "Improving Models of Income Dynamics using Cross-Section-Information," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 144(II), pages 117-151, June.
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