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Evidence on Intergenerational Income Transmission Using Complete Dutch Population Data

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  • Carmichael, Fiona

    (University of Birmingham)

  • Darko, Christian

    (University of Birmingham)

  • Ercolani, Marco G
  • Ozgen, Ceren

    (University of Birmingham)

  • Siebert, W. Stanley

    (University of Birmingham)

Abstract

We estimate the intergenerational elasticity (IGE) of income for the Netherlands using complete population data for around 177,000 28-year olds. We find that IGEs are much lower when actual individual income data are used rather than proxies or aggregates for income. Though low, daughters' IGEs are higher than sons' indicating lower income mobility for women.

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  • Carmichael, Fiona & Darko, Christian & Ercolani, Marco G & Ozgen, Ceren & Siebert, W. Stanley, 2019. "Evidence on Intergenerational Income Transmission Using Complete Dutch Population Data," IZA Discussion Papers 12694, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    Great Gatsby curve; equality of opportunity; income; intergenerational mobility; intergenerational elasticity; Netherlands;
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    JEL classification:

    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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