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Generational Income Mobility in North America and Europe
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  • Page extent: 340 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.62 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 339.2/2
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: HC95.Z9 I514 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Income distribution--North America
    • Income distribution--Europe
    • Social mobility--North America
    • Social mobility--Europe

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521827607 | ISBN-10: 0521827604)

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What economic regimes offer children born into poor families the best hope of moving into higher income groups? This study analyzes and contrasts the experience of the more free market based North American and British economies with the more corporate state models of continental Europe. Written by leading economists from North America and Europe, the book combines innovative methodology with surprising conclusions. It ends with two more policy-oriented chapters which consider intergenerational mobility in a broader perspective.


1. Introduction M. Corak; 2. A model of intergenerational mobility variation over time and place G. Solon; 3. Equal opportunity and intergenerational mobility: going beyond intergenerational income transition matrices John E. Roemer; 4. Intergenerational mobility for whom? The experience of high and low earning sons in international perspective N. Grawe; 5. Trends in the intergenerational economic mobility of sons and daughters in the United States S. Mayer and L. Lopoo; 6. Changes in intergenerational mobility in Britain J. Blanden, A. Goodman, P. Gregg and S. Machin; 7. Intergenerational mobility in Britain: new evidence from the British household panel survey J. Ermisch and M. Francesconi; 8. Nonlinear patterns of intergenerational mobility in Germany and the United States K. Couch and D. Lillard; 9. Family structure and labour market success A. Björklund, E. Österbacka, M. Jäntti, O. Raaum and T. Eriksson; 10. New evidence on the intergenerational correlations in welfare participation M. Page; 11. Intergenerational influences on the receipt of unemployment insurance in Canada and Sweden M. Corak, B. Gustafsson and T. Österberg; 12. Unequal opportunities and the mechanisms of social inheritance G. Esping-Andersen; Conclusion.


M. Corak, G. Solon, J. Roemer, N. Grawe, S. Mayer, L. Lopoo, J. Blanden, A. Goodman, P. Gregg, S. Machin, J. Ermisch, M. Francesconi, K. Couch, D. Lillard, A. Björklund, T. Eriksson, M. Jäntti, O. Raaum, E. Österbacka, M. Page, B. Gustafsson, T. Österberg, G. Esping-Andersen

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