Intergenerational Mobility: Trends Across the Earnings Distribution

20 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2005

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Espen Bratberg

University of Bergen - Department of Economics

Øivind Anti Nilsen

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute

Kjell Vaage

University of Bergen - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 2005

Abstract

The analysis, based on register data for Norwegian cohorts born 1950, 1955, and 1960, shows that the intergenerational earnings mobility is high. Using quantile regression, mobility is found to be lower at the lower end of the earnings distribution than at the upper end. The findings also indicate that mobility increases over time and that the increase seems to be somewhat higher for lower earnings. Finally, we find that the increase in earnings mobility over time has been larger for women than for men.

Keywords: intergenerational mobility, time trends, quantile regression

JEL Classification: J62, C23

Suggested Citation

Bratberg, Espen and Nilsen, Oivind Anti and Vaage, Kjell, Intergenerational Mobility: Trends Across the Earnings Distribution (March 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=682482 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.682482

Espen Bratberg

University of Bergen - Department of Economics ( email )

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Oivind Anti Nilsen (Contact Author)

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics ( email )

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Kjell Vaage

University of Bergen - Department of Economics ( email )

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Norway
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