Trends in Intergenerational Mobility Across Offspring's Earnings Distribution in Norway

18 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2006

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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

Abstract

Using register data for Norwegian cohorts born in 1950, 1955, and 1960, we found intergenerational earnings mobility to be high, and lower at the lower end of offspring's earnings distribution than at the upper end. The findings also indicate that mobility has increased over time and that the increase is somewhat higher for lower earnings. The increase in earnings mobility over time is larger for women than for men.

Suggested Citation

Bratberg, Espen and Nilsen, Oivind Anti and Vaage, Kjell, Trends in Intergenerational Mobility Across Offspring's Earnings Distribution in Norway. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 112-129, January 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=952868 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2007.00459.x

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