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Title:Intergenerational Mobility : Trends Across the Earnings Distribution PDF Logo
Authors:Bratberg, Espen
Nilsen, Øivind Anti
Vaage, Kjell
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1517
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.
Subjects:intergenerational mobility
time trends
quantile regression
JEL:J62
C23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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