Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage: mobility or immobility across generations?: a review of the evidence for OECD countries

This report surveys the research in OECD countries on intergenerational mobility, i.e. the extent to which key characteristics and life experiences of individuals differ from those of their parents. A number of findings emerge; (1) intergenerational earnings mobility varies significantly across countries; (2) education is a major contributor to intergenerational income mobility and educational differences tend to persist across generations; (3) evidence of intergenerational immobility extends to other outcomes. For example, occupations persist across generations and this persistence depends on... Show more

Authors: D'Addio, Anna Cristina

Corporate authors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Published: Paris, France, OECD, 2007

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 113 p.

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