Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94839
Authors: 
Sjögren, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
IUI Working Paper 538
Abstract: 
The classical Roy-model of selection on the labor market is extended in order to analyze intergenerational mobility. This is done by linking ability uncertainty to family background. I derive implications for the allocation of talent and for background dependent earnings patterns within occupations and show that a very compressed wage structure can cause negative sorting of people with family background in the occupation with low returns to ability. I also study the effects of income redistribution on mobility and talent allocation. It is found that a redistributive welfare system either reduces vertical mobility or enhances it at the cost of a shrinking proportion of people choosing the occupation with high returns.
Subjects: 
Intergenerational mobility
Occupational choice
Allocation of talent
redistribution
JEL: 
J62
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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