More Inequality, Less Social Mobility

Dan Andrews, Andrew Leigh
2007 Social Science Research Network  
We investigate the relationship between inequality and intergenerational mobility. Proxying fathers" earnings with using detailed occupational data, we find that sons who grew up in countries that were more unequal in the 1970s were less likely to have experienced social mobility by the late-1990s.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1011695 fatcat:srqt2twdpbgerpw75zeffmtzia