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Intergenerational Correlation Curves: Evidence from PSID

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  • William Nilsson

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    (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

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Correlations curves are used to measure the degree of association of father’s and son’s earnings locally, i.e. at different positions in the earnings distributions. The local correlation is nonlinear, and can be very different from local elasticities from nonparametric, or quantile regression. Elasticities should not be used to measure the local degree of association.

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Paper provided by Universitat de les Illes Balears, Departament d'Economía Aplicada in its series DEA Working Papers with number 58.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Keywords: Intergenerational mobility; nonlinear; nonparametric; correlation curve;

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  1. Björklund, Anders & Roine, Jesper & Waldenström, Daniel, 2010. "Intergenerational top income mobility in Sweden: Capitalist dynasties in the land of equal opportunity?," Working Paper Series 9/2010, Swedish Institute for Social Research.
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  3. Nilsson, William & del Barrio Castro, Tomás, 2012. "Bootstrap confidence interval for a correlation curve," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 82(1), pages 1-6.
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