E pur si muove? Movilidad, pobreza y desigualdad en América Latina
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to contribute with the research of poverty and income distribution by analyzing an often overloooked dimension, social mobility. Given the data restrictions, we focus on intergenerational mobility. We compute three main indicators of mobility for Latin American countries at the beggining of the 1990s and 2000s: the social mobility index (Andersen, 2001), the intergenerational schooling mobility index (Birdsall y Székely, 1998), and the sibling correlation index (Dahan y Gaviria, 1999). Then, we analize the link between the evolution of mobility and that of inequality. The results indicate that mobility increased during the period under study, but there are differences among countries in the region. Also, we found evidence of a negative relation between mobility and inequality.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata in its journal Económica.
Volume (Year): LIV (2008)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (January-December)
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Intergenerational mobility; inequality; Latin America; index;
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- Adriana Conconi & Guillermo Cruces & Sergio Olivieri & Raúl Sánchez, 2007. "E pur si muove? Movilidad, Pobreza y Desigualdad en América Latina," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0062, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
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