ERIC Number: ED509175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility. NBER Working Paper No. 15889
Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.
National Bureau of Economic Research
Economists and social scientists have long been interested in intergenerational mobility, and documenting the persistence between parents and children's outcomes has been an active area of research. However, since Gary Solon's 1999 Chapter in the Handbook of Labor Economics, the literature has taken an interesting turn. In addition to focusing on obtaining precise estimates of correlations and elasticities, the literature has placed increased emphasis on the causal mechanisms that underlie this relationship. This chapter describes the developments in the intergenerational transmission literature since the 1999 Handbook Chapter. While there have been some important contributions in terms of measurement of elasticities and correlations, we focus primarily on advances in our understanding of the forces driving the relationship and less on the precision of the correlations themselves.
Descriptors: Age Differences, Mobility, Parent Child Relationship, Correlation, Labor Economics, Social Scientists
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research