Inequality and the Family in Latin America
IADB Research Department Working Paper No. 393
48 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2000
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.
Keywords: inequality, income distribution, social mobility
JEL Classification: I3, D3, J6, I2
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