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Verbunden über Generationen: Struktur und Ausmaß der intergenerationalen Einkommensmobilität in Deutschland (Structure and extent of intergenerational income mobility in Germany)

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  • Schnitzlein, Daniel

    (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

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"The paper examines the structure and the extent of intergenerational income mobility in Germany. Using data from the German Socio-economic Panel it is possible to look at both, father-son and father-daughter pairs. In the present case the intergenerational income elasticity is 0.26 for father-son pairs and 0.36 for father-daughter pairs. A more detailed analysis is carried out, applying a quantile regression approach. In a third step I estimate the transition matrices of sons. Although there is some persistence at both ends of the income distribution, the results show a high level of intergenerational mobility in Germany." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Paper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 200801.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 15 Jan 2008
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Publication status: published as: "Struktur und Ausmaß der intergenerationalen Einkommensmobilität in Deutschland", in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Bd. 229, H. 4 (2009), p. 450-466
Handle: RePEc:iab:iabdpa:200801

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Keywords: Einkommen; Intergenerationsmobilität; Töchter; Söhne; Väter;

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