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dc.contributor.authorAndersen, Lykke E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T14:59:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T14:59:03Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/17723-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates social mobility in Bolivia and discusses its implications for poverty reduction and long-run growth. Regressions based on household survey data show that social mobility is very low in Bolivia, even by Latin American standards. This is mainly caused by an inadequate public education system, a high degree of assortative mating, and insufficient rural-urban migration. As a consequence, poverty tends to be fairly persistent over time. Moreover, low social mobility implies an inefficient use of innate talent and poor incentives for work and study. This prevents the Bolivian economy from reaching its potential growth rates. The paper provides several recommendations for policies to increase social mobility, thereby reducing poverty and increasing long-run growth.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKieler Arbeitspapiere 1046en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelE60en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial Mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordPublic Policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordBoliviaen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungswesenen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Statusen_US
dc.subject.stwUrbanisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwBolivienen_US
dc.titleLow Social Mobility in Bolivia: Causes and Consequences for Developmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn329918753en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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