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On the variability of income within and across generations

  • Jäntti, Markus

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    (Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University)

  • Lindahl, Lena

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    (Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University)

We examine the association of income variability both within and across generations based on a heterogeneous growth model of permanent and transitory income in Sweden. Non-parametric regressions reveal that income variability is strongly associated with long-run levels of income, especially for low- and high income earners, and that it is also strongly associated across generations.

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Paper provided by Swedish Institute for Social Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 3/2012.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 08 Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:sofiwp:2012_003
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  1. Steven Haider & Gary Solon, 2006. "Life-Cycle Variation in the Association between Current and Lifetime Earnings," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 96(4), pages 1308-1320, September.
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