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Intergenerational income mobility: The transmission of socio-economic status in Spain

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  • Pascual, Marta

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Intergenerational income mobility affects equal opportunity norms and it is very important to analyse the extent to which income status passed from generation to generation. This paper is focused on the study of intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status in Spain using data from the European Community Household Panel. In particular, the relationship between earnings and occupational status of parents and their children are analysed. The evidence obtained suggests that individual income depends on the socio-economic status of their parents. Thus, some reforms, specially school and health policies could modify the equality of opportunity.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Policy Modeling.

Volume (Year): 31 (2009)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
Pages: 835-846

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:31:y:2009:i:6:p:835-846

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Keywords: Income mobility Intergenerational mobility European Community Household Panel (ECHP);

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  1. Pereira, Pedro T., 2010. "Higher Education Attainment: The Case of Intergenerational Transmission of Education in Portugal," IZA Discussion Papers 4813, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Quheng Deng & Björn Gustafsson & Shi Li, 2013. "Intergenerational Income Persistence in Urban China," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 59(3), pages 416-436, 09.
  3. Paccagnella, Omar & Garrouste, Christelle, 2012. "Early-life circumstances and late-life income," MPRA Paper 49506, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Maia Güell (The University of Edinburgh, CEP (LSE), CEPR & IZA), José V. Rodríguez Mora (The University of Edinburgh and CEPR), Christopher I. Telmer (Carnegie Mellon University), 2013. "Intergenerational Mobility and the Informative Content of Surnames," ESE Discussion Papers 229, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
  5. Maia Güell & José V. Rodríguez Mora & Christopher I. Telmer, 2014. "Intergenerational Mobility and the Informational Content of Surnames," Working Papers 2014-01, FEDEA.

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