Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in a Rural Economy

  title={Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in a Rural Economy},
  author={M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi},
  journal={Labor: Demographics \& Economics of the Family},
This paper presents evidence on intergenerational occupational mobility from agriculture to the nonfarm sector using survey data from Nepal. In the absence of credible instruments, the degree of selection on observables is used as a guide to the degree of selection on unobservables a la Altonji et. al. (2005) to address the unobserved genetic correlations relevant for occupation choice. The results show that a moderate ability correlation can easily explain away the observed partial correlation… 

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