Intergenerational Mobility of Economic Well-being in Latin America

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Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS)
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September 2022
Paper author(s): 
Guido Neidhöfer
Matías Ciaschi
Leonardo Gasparini
Poverty - Inequality - Aid Effectiveness

We estimate, for the first time, long-run trends in intergenerational economic mobility for a multitude of countries in Latin America going beyond parent-child correlations in educational attainment. We use several indicators of well-being, such as the socio-economic situation of individuals, job stability, homeownership and assets. Unlike estimates based on education, which mostly show increasing social mobility trends, we find that opportunities to achieve a certain level of economic well-being and climb up the social ladder are rather unequally distributed and have not changed much over time in Latin America.


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