What Do We Know so Far About Multigenerational Mobility?
25 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2015 Last revised: 31 Mar 2015
Date Written: March 2015
“Multigenerational mobility” refers to the associations in socioeconomic status across three or more generations. This article begins by summarizing the longstanding but recently growing empirical literature on multigenerational mobility. It then discusses multiple theoretical interpretations of the empirical patterns, including the one recently proposed in Gregory Clark’s book The Son Also Rises.
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