Measurement of Multi-Period Income Mobility with Contingency Tables
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) Working Paper Series 2016-04
32 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2016
Date Written: April 21, 2016
We propose a framework for the measurement of income mobility over several time periods, based on the notion that multi-period mobility amounts to measuring the degree of association between the individuals and the time periods in a contingency table. We provide both indices and a pre-ordering condition for multi-period mobility assessments. We illustrate our approach with an empirical application using the EU-SILC rotating panel dataset.
Keywords: Multi-period mobility, Lorenz curve
JEL Classification: D31, D63
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