Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in India

  title={Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in India},
  author={Mehtabul Azam},
  journal={Development Economics: Regional \& Country Studies eJournal},
  • Mehtabul Azam
  • Published 21 September 2013
  • Economics, Psychology
  • Development Economics: Regional & Country Studies eJournal
In this paper, we examine the intergenerational occupational mobility in India among men born during 1945-85. Following Long and Ferrie (2013, American Economic Review), we not only distinguish between prevalence and association, but also use the Altham Statistics – which involves comparison of all possible odds ratios, for example, the odds that the son of a white collar father would get a white collar job compared with the odds that the son of a low-skilled father would get a white collar job… 

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