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Income Dynamics in Argentina During the 1990’s: ‘Mobiles’ Did Change Over Time


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  • Facundo Albornoz

    (University of Birmingham)

  • Marta Menéndez

    (EURISCO, Université Paris-Dauphine and LEA-INRA)


Using panel data from Argentina during the 1990’s, this paper concludes that, in Argentina, income ‘mobiles’ did change over time. Among the household variables with a structural relation with income dynamics, we find university education, protecting from income declines though not necessarily linked to upward movements, certain age ranges of the highest earner positively associated with family income losses and households in which the highest earner is a woman exhibiting larger income gains. Interestingly, once we controlled for other correlates, no clear structural relationship was found between initial economic position and subsequent income change. If any, this relationship is positive.

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Article provided by Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata in its journal Económica.

Volume (Year): LIII (2007)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (January-December)
Pages: 21-52

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Handle: RePEc:lap:journl:554

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Keywords: Income dynamics; mobility; panel data; Argentina;

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  1. Cuesta, Jose & Nopo, Hugo & Pizzolitto, Georgina, 2011. "Using Pseudo-Panels to Measure Income Mobility in Latin America," IZA Discussion Papers 5449, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Hugo Ñopo & Giorgina Pizzolitto & José Cuesta, 2007. "Usando pseudopaneles para medir la movilidad del ingreso en América," Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 4558, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.


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