Corpus ID: 17229350

An International Comparison of Lifetime Labor Income Values and Inequality: A Bounds Approach

@inproceedings{Bowlus2006AnIC,
  title={An International Comparison of Lifetime Labor Income Values and Inequality: A Bounds Approach},
  author={Audra J. Bowlus and Jean-Marc Robin and Panth{\'e}on Sorbonne},
  year={2006}
}
In this paper, we compare and contrast earnings inequality and mobility across the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and the U.K. at the turn of the 21st century. We first construct and estimate a flexible model of individual earnings dynamics for each country that isolates mobility within a stable earnings distribution, allowing, or not, for individual fixed effects. We then simulate individual earnings trajectories given base-year earnings (1998) and construct lifetime annuity value distributions… CONTINUE READING

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