Sibling Correlations and Social Mobility in Latin America
Inter-American Development Bank Working Paper No. 395
29 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 1999
Date Written: February 1999
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
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