Inequality and the Family in Latin America

IADB Research Department Working Paper No. 393

48 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2000

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Ricardo Hausmann

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Miguel Szekely

Independent

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Date Written: January 1999

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hausmann, Ricardo and Szekely, Miguel, Inequality and the Family in Latin America (January 1999). IADB Research Department Working Paper No. 393, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=252292 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.252292

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