Intergenerational Mobility

On the Inside Story website, Peter Browne has a terrific piece on social mobility in Australia, the US, and the rest of the developed world (a shorter version appeared in the Canberra Times last week).

On the same topic, I’m running a one-day conference on ‘The Economics of Intergenerational Mobility’ at ANU on Monday 30 November 2009. More details to follow soon.

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  1. Kevin Cox says:

    Intuitively it would be surprising if distribution of income did not correlate with mobility. The flatter the distribution the less “distance” you have to move from your starting point as a member of a family.

    Just a thought – perhaps we could measure mobility by removing the effect of the starting point?

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