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

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Author: D'Addio, Anna Cristina

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Abstract:

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...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Culture and society; Equity; Income; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Social mobility; Socioeconomic background; Family; Educational background

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2007

Physical description: 113 p.

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ISSN: 1815-199X (online)

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 103.917

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