Intergenerational mobility in education in Latin America

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December 2021
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Guido Neidhöfer
Matías Ciaschi
Leonardo Gasparini
Education - Health

This document provides a comprehensive analysis of intergenerational mobility in Latin America, focusing on the association between parental education and the education of their children. It updates the estimates provided by Neidhöfer et al. (2018), and shows additional heterogeneities by country, cohort, gender, and city size. A positive trend in intergenerational mobility is found in most countries in the region. In particular, it is observed that the upward mobility of children from the bottom of the distribution has been increasing for decades. This encouraging picture is seriously challenged by the educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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