Income Mobility and Economic Inequality from a Regional Perspective

Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 335-350, November 2010

Posted: 19 Feb 2011

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Juan Prieto-Rodriguez

Universidad de Oviedo

Juan Gabriel Rodríguez

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid - Departamento de Economía

Rafael Salas

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Insituto Complutense de Analisis Economico

Date Written: November 1, 2010

Abstract

A necessary condition for mobility to reduce the popular desire for redistribution is a significant positive correlation between inequality and mobility. In Prieto et al. (2008), a significant positive relationship was found at the national level. The objective of this study is to establish empirically whether such a relationship is maintained at the regional level. The indices are calculated for the set of EU regions using the European Community Household Panel survey.

Total mobility is decomposed into three terms: growth, dispersion and exchange. We show that this positive relationship is robust by estimating a hierarchical linear model.

Keywords: Social Mobility, Inequality, Income Distribution

JEL Classification: D31, D63, H24, J60

Suggested Citation

Prieto Rodríguez, Juan and Rodríguez, Juan Gabriel and Salas, Rafael, Income Mobility and Economic Inequality from a Regional Perspective (November 1, 2010). Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 335-350, November 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1763289

Juan Prieto Rodríguez (Contact Author)

Universidad de Oviedo ( email )

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Spain
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Juan Gabriel Rodríguez

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid - Departamento de Economía ( email )

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E-28933 - Mostoles - Madrid, Móstoles
Spain

Rafael Salas

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Insituto Complutense de Analisis Economico ( email )

Campus de Somosaguas
Madrid, 28223
Spain

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