Earnings Dynamics and Intergenerational Transmission of Skill

Lance Lochner & Youngmin Park
Intergenerational mobility refers to any change in the social and economic status between generations. It is widely considered a critical component of social justice and an indicator of economic efficiency. A popular way of measuring intergenerational mobility is to assess the persistence of earnings across generations. However, this measure does not necessarily reflect intergenerational mobility in long-run economic status. This is because earnings vary from one year to another due to short-term factors unrelated to...
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