Evidence on Intergenerational Income Transmission Using Complete Dutch Population Data

11 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2019

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Fiona Carmichael

University of Salford - Department of Economics

Christian Darko

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School

Marco Ercolani

University of Birmingham - Department of Economics

Ceren Ozgen

University of Birmingham

Stanley Siebert

Business School, University of Birmingham; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

Abstract

We estimate the intergenerational elasticity (IGE) of income for the Netherlands using complete population data for around 177,000 28-year olds. We find that IGEs are much lower when actual individual income data are used rather than proxies or aggregates for income. Though low, daughters' IGEs are higher than sons' indicating lower income mobility for women.

Keywords: intergenerational elasticity, intergenerational mobility, income, equality of opportunity, Great Gatsby curve, Netherlands

JEL Classification: J62, J61, D31

Suggested Citation

Carmichael, Fiona and Darko, Christian and Ercolani, Marco and Ozgen, Ceren and Siebert, Stanley, Evidence on Intergenerational Income Transmission Using Complete Dutch Population Data. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12694, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3475800

Fiona Carmichael (Contact Author)

University of Salford - Department of Economics ( email )

Greater Manchester M5 4WT, England
United Kingdom

Christian Darko

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School ( email )

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Marco Ercolani

University of Birmingham - Department of Economics ( email )

Economics Department
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Ceren Ozgen

University of Birmingham ( email )

Department of Economics
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Stanley Siebert

Business School, University of Birmingham ( email )

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Birmingham, B15 2TT
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