Intergenerational Mobility between and within Canada and the United States

47 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2019

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Marie Connolly

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics; Centre Interuniversitaire Sur le Risque, les Politiques Économiques et l'Emploi (CIRPEE); Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)

Miles Corak

Statistics Canada; University of Ottawa; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Catherine Haeck

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

Date Written: April 2019

Abstract

Intergenerational income mobility is lower in the United States than in Canada, but varies significantly within each country. Our sub-national analysis finds that the national border only partially distinguishes the close to one thousand regions we analyze within these two countries. The Canada-US border divides Central and Eastern Canada from the Great Lakes regions and the Northeast of the United States. At the same time some Canadian regions have more in common with the low mobility southern parts of the United States than with the rest of Canada, and the fact that these areas represent a much larger fraction of the American population also explains why mobility is lower in the United States.

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Suggested Citation

Connolly, Marie and Corak, Miles and Haeck, Catherine, Intergenerational Mobility between and within Canada and the United States (April 2019). NBER Working Paper No. w25735. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3372031

Marie Connolly (Contact Author)

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Miles Corak

Statistics Canada ( email )

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Catherine Haeck

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) ( email )

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Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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