Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141512
Authors: 
Garnero, Andrea
Hijzen, Alexander
Martin, Sébastien
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9753
Abstract: 
This paper provides comprehensive cross-country evidence on the relationship between earnings inequality and intra-generational mobility by simulating individual earnings and employment trajectories in the long-term using short panel data for 24 OECD countries. On average across countries, about 25% of earnings inequality in a given year evens out over the life cycle as a result of mobility. Moreover, mobility is not systematically higher in countries with more earnings inequality in general. However, a positive and statistically significant relationship is found only in the bottom of the distribution. This reflects the role of mobility between employment and unemployment and not that of mobility up and down the earnings ladder.
Subjects: 
intra-generational mobility
life-time inequality
earnings-experience profiles
simulation
JEL: 
E24
J30
J62
O57
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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