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On the variability of income within and across generations

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  • Jäntti, Markus

    () (Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University)

  • Lindahl, Lena

    () (Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University)

Abstract

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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  • Jäntti, Markus & Lindahl, Lena, 2012. "On the variability of income within and across generations," Working Paper Series 3/2012, Stockholm University, Swedish Institute for Social Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:sofiwp:2012_003
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    1. Anders Bohlmark & Matthew J. Lindquist, 2006. "Life-Cycle Variations in the Association between Current and Lifetime Income: Replication and Extension for Sweden," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 24(4), pages 879-900, October.
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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.

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    Keywords

    Intergenerational mobility; income variability;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion

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