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Title:Do poor children become poor adults? Lessons from a cross country comparison of generational earnings mobility PDF Logo
Authors:Corak, Miles
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1993
Abstract:A cross country comparison of generational earnings mobility is offered, and the reasons for the degree to which the long run labour market success of children is related to that of their parents is examined. The rich countries differ significantly in the extent to which parental economic status is related to the labour market success of children in adulthood. The strength of these associations should not be interpreted as offering a target or menu for the conduct of policy. A framework for understanding the underlying causal process as well as the conception of equality of opportunity is reviewed as a guide for public policy.
Subjects:poverty
generational mobility
JEL:D31
I13
J62
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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