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Sibling Correlations and Social Mobility in Latin America

  • Alejandro Gaviria
  • Momi Dahan

In this paper, social mobility is measured by looking at the extent to which family background determines socioeconomic success. Roughly speaking, social mobility can be measure by means of two distinct types of correlations: intergenerational correlations and sibling correlations.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4162.

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Date of creation: Feb 1999
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Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:4162
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