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Another problem in the estimation of intergenerational income mobility

  • Muller, Seán M.

The current econometric model of intergenerational income mobility is premised on a simplified notion of permanent income. Analytical results and empirical evidence suggest that estimates are not robust to failure of this assumption.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 291-295

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:3:p:291-295
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