Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/186126
Authors: 
Neidhöfer, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 18-049
Abstract: 
Countries with high income inequality also show a strong association between parents' and children's economic well-being; i.e. low intergenerational mobility. This study is the first to test this relationship in a between-country and within-country setup; using harmonized micro data from 18 Latin American countries, spanning multiple cohorts. It is shown that experiencing higher income inequality in childhood is associated with lower intergenerational mobility measured in adulthood. Following the same methodology, the influence of economic growth and public education is evaluated: both are positively, significantly, and substantially associated with intergenerational mobility.
Subjects: 
Inequality
Intergenerational Mobility
Equality of Opportunity
Human Capital
Growth
Development
Public Education
Great Gatsby Curve
Latin America
JEL: 
D63
I24
J62
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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