Social Mobility in Five African Countries

@article{Bossuroy2013SocialMI,
  title={Social Mobility in Five African Countries},
  author={Thomas Bossuroy and Denis Cogneau},
  journal={ERN: Other Macroeconomics: Employment},
  year={2013}
}
This paper conceptualizes intergenerational occupational mobility between the farm and non-farm sectors in five African countries, measures it using nationally representative household survey data, and analyzes its determinants through a comparative method based on pooled logit regressions. We first analyze intergenerational gross mobility. Until the end of the 1980s, intergenerational flows toward the non-farm sector are high in Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea, flows toward the farm sector are more… Expand
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