Cross�?Country Rankings in Intergenerational Mobility: A Comparison of Approaches from Economics and Sociology

  title={Cross�?Country Rankings in Intergenerational Mobility: A Comparison of Approaches from Economics and Sociology},
  author={J. Blanden},
  journal={Comparative Political Economy: Comparative Regional Economies eJournal},
  • J. Blanden
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • Comparative Political Economy: Comparative Regional Economies eJournal
  • Abstract This paper summarizes research on the relative level of intergenerational mobility – whether classified by income, education or social class. The literatures on education and income mobility reveal a similar ranking with South America, other developing nations, southern European countries and France tending to have rather limited mobility although the Nordic countries exhibit strong mobility. Estimates of mobility based on social class point to rather different patterns, and we… CONTINUE READING
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