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Picturing mobility: Transition probability color plots


  • Philippe Van Kerm

    (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg)


This talk presents a simple graphical device for visualization of patterns of income mobility. The device uses color palettes to picture information contained in transition matrices created from a fine partition of the marginal distributions. The talk explains how these graphs can be constructed using the user-written package spmap from Maurizio Pisati, briefly presents the wrapper command transcolorplot (for transition probability color plots) and demonstrates how such graphs are effective for contrasting patterns of mobility in different countries or contrasting observed patterns against benchmarks of maximal or minimal mobility.

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  • Philippe Van Kerm, 2011. "Picturing mobility: Transition probability color plots," United Kingdom Stata Users' Group Meetings 2011 18, Stata Users Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:usug11:18

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    1. Jantti, Markus & Jenkins, Stephen P., 2013. "Income mobility," ISER Working Paper Series 2013-23, Institute for Social and Economic Research.
    2. Kristie Carter & Penny Mok & Trinh Le, 2014. "Income Mobility in New Zealand: A Descriptive Analysis," Treasury Working Paper Series 14/15, New Zealand Treasury.

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