Cross-National Differences in Income Mobility: Evidence from Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Germany

@article{Chen2009CrossNationalDI,
  title={Cross-National Differences in Income Mobility: Evidence from Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Germany},
  author={Wen-Hao Chen},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Review of Income \& Wealth},
  year={2009}
}
  • Wen-Hao Chen
  • Published 2009
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Review of Income & Wealth
Using a standardized dataset, this paper compares the differences in income mobility among four countries-Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Germany-during the 1990s and early 2000s. The results suggest that, in general, there exist diverse levels of income mobility across the four countries. Although the precise magnitudes of the differences are sensitive to the measurement method used, incomes in Britain are by far the most mobile. Our findings also reveal country-specific driving… Expand
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