Trends in Intergenerational Income Mobility

28 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2006 Last revised: 2 Jul 2009

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Chul-In Lee

Konkuk University - Department of Economics

Gary Solon

University of Arizona; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: February 2006

Abstract

Previous studies of recent U.S. trends in intergenerational income mobility have produced widely varying results, partly because of large sampling errors. By making more efficient use of the available information in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, we generate more reliable estimates of the recent time-series variation in intergenerational mobility. Our results, which pertain to the cohorts born between 1952 and 1975, do not reveal major changes in intergenerational mobility.

Suggested Citation

Lee, Chul-In and Solon, Gary, Trends in Intergenerational Income Mobility (February 2006). NBER Working Paper No. w12007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=881241

Chul-In Lee

Konkuk University - Department of Economics ( email )

1 Hwayang-dong
Kwangjin-gu
Seoul, 143-701
Korea

Gary Solon (Contact Author)

University of Arizona ( email )

Department of Economics
Eller College of Management
Tucson, AZ 85719
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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