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Recent Findings on Intergenerational Income and Educational Mobility in Chile

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  • Javier Núñez E.
  • Leslie Miranda

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This paper provides new evidence on intergenerational mobility in Chile. Income mobility elasticities for Chile are the range of 0.52 to 0.67, which stand as fairly high in comparison with the international evidence. We also find that educational mobility is lower for the younger cohorts, suggesting an increase of intergenerational educational mobility in the last decades. Finally, we find evidence of a higher degree of intergenerational persistence at the two extremes of the income distribution, particularly at the top of the distribution. We suggest this mirrors the unusually high income concentration at the top of the Chilean income distribution.

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  • Javier Núñez E. & Leslie Miranda, 2007. "Recent Findings on Intergenerational Income and Educational Mobility in Chile," Working Papers wp244, University of Chile, Department of Economics.
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    1. Javier Núñez Errázuriz & Andrea Tartakowsky, 2009. "The relationship between Inequality of Outcomes and Inequality of Opportunities in a high-inequality country: The case of Chile," Working Papers wp292, University of Chile, Department of Economics.
    2. Brunori, Paolo & Ferreira, Francisco H. G. & Peragine, Vito, 2013. "Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility : some international comparisons," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6304, The World Bank.
    3. Juan-Pedro GARCES-VOISENAT, 2016. "Equality of Opportunity in Education: A Case Study of Chile and Norway," Journal of Economics and Political Economy, KSP Journals, vol. 3(1), pages 142-150, March.
    4. Estéfano rubio, 2016. "El diálogo de dos desafíos: evolución y relación de la desigualdad y la escolaridad en Chile," Puntos de Referencia DPP-15, Centro de Estudios Públicos.
    5. Maribel Jiménez, 2011. "Un Análisis Empírico de las No Linealidades en la Movilidad Intergeneracional del Ingreso. El caso de la Argentina," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0114, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
    6. Maribel Jiménez, 2016. "Movilidad Intergeneracional del Ingreso en Argentina. Un Análisis de sus Cambios Temporales desde el Enfoque de Igualdad de Oportunidades," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0203, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
    7. repec:cpt:journl:v::y:2016:i:144:p:61-107 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Intergenerational mobility; schooling; mobility patterns.;

    JEL classification:

    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers

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