A Nonparametric Analysis of Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States

  title={A Nonparametric Analysis of Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States},
  author={Debopam Bhattacharya and Bhashkar Mazumder},
  journal={Econometrics eJournal},
This paper concerns the problem of inferring the effects of covariates on intergenerational income mobility, i.e. on the relationship between the incomes of parents and future earnings of their children. We focus on two different measures of mobility - (i) traditional transition probability of movement across income quantiles over generations and (ii) a new direct measure of upward mobility, viz. the probability that an adult child's relative position exceeds that of the parents. We estimate… 
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