Sibling Correlations and Social Mobility in Latin America

Inter-American Development Bank Working Paper No. 395

29 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 1999

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Alejandro Gaviria

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Momi Dahan

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Date Written: February 1999

Abstract

This paper uses sibling correlations in schooling to measure differences in intergenerational mobility for 16 Latin American countries. The results indicate that there are substantial differences in mobility within Latin America. On the whole, social mobility increases with schooling and income per capita, but is only mildly associated with public expenditures in education.

JEL Classification: J62, O54

Suggested Citation

Gaviria, Alejandro and Dahan, Momi, Sibling Correlations and Social Mobility in Latin America (February 1999). Inter-American Development Bank Working Paper No. 395, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=192588 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.192588

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