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Intergenerational Mobility in Australia
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
Combining four surveys conducted a forty year period, I calculate intergenerational earnings correlations for Australia, using average earnings in parents' occupations as a proxy for actual parental earnings. In the most recent survey, the correlation between the log earnings of fathers and sons in Australia is around 0.14 to 0.19. Comparing these figures with earlier surveys, I find no evidence that intergenerational mobility in Australia has changed over time. For daughters, intergenerationaldoi:10.2202/1935-1682.1781 fatcat:hahripau2bhunb7j62mrai2w2q