Theoretical Models of Inequality Transmission Across Multiple Generations

14 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2013

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Gary Solon

University of Arizona; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: February 2013

Abstract

Existing theoretical models of intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status have strong implications for the association of outcomes across multiple generations of a family. These models, however, are highly stylized and do not encompass many plausible avenues for transmission across multiple generations. This paper extends existing models to encompass some of these avenues and draws out empirical implications for the multigenerational persistence of socioeconomic status.

Suggested Citation

Solon, Gary, Theoretical Models of Inequality Transmission Across Multiple Generations (February 2013). NBER Working Paper No. w18790. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2214259

Gary Solon (Contact Author)

University of Arizona ( email )

Department of Economics
Eller College of Management
Tucson, AZ 85719
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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