48 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Date Written: January 1999
In this paper, social mobility is measured by looking at the extent to which family background determines socioeconomic success. An index of social mobility for developing countries is proposed based on the correlation of schooling gaps between siblings.
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Hausmann, Ricardo and Székely, Miguel, Inequality and the Family in Latin America (January 1999). IDB Working Paper No. 325. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1817190 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1817190