Intergenerational Social Mobility in OECD Countries

  title={Intergenerational Social Mobility in OECD Countries},
  author={Orsetta Causa and {\AA}sa Johansson},
  journal={Oecd Journal: Economic Studies},
This paper assesses recent patterns of intergenerational social mobility across OECD countries and examines the role that public policies can play. It shows that the relationship between parental or socio-economic background and offspring educational and wage outcomes is positive and significant in practically all countries for which evidence is available. Intergenerational social mobility is measured by several different indicators, since no single indicator provides a complete picture… 

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