A Group-Specific Measure of Intergenerational Persistence
AbstractThis paper outlines a decomposition technique that allows for inter-group comparisons of intergenerational persistence in economic status, for groups whose means are different. It takes account of both within- and between-group sources of the covariance of parents’ and children’s outcomes, and yields results that are quite different, and arguably more meaningful, than the simple comparison of within-group regression estimates.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by American University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2007-16.
Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2007
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Intergenerational mobility; between-group decomposition;
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- Hertz, Tom, 2008. "A group-specific measure of intergenerational persistence," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(3), pages 415-417, September.
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
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- Bhashkar Mazumder, 2011.
"Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the U.S,"
11-40, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
- Bhash Mazumder, 2011. "Black-white differences in intergenerational economic mobility in the US," Working Paper Series WP-2011-10, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
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