Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125395
Authors: 
Blanden, Jo
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 176
Abstract: 
A strong association between incomes across generations—with children from poor families likely to be poor as adults—is frequently considered an indicator of insufficient equality of opportunity. Studies of such “intergenerational persistence,” or lack of intergenerational mobility, are concerned with measuring the strength of the relationship between parents’ socio-economic status and that of their children as adults. However, reliable measurement requires overcoming important data and methodological difficulties. Moreover, the association between equality of opportunity and common measures of intergenerational persistence is not as clear-cut as is often assumed.
Subjects: 
intergenerational income mobility
equality of opportunity
data quality
JEL: 
E24
J62
D31
D63
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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