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Intergenerational mobility in a mid-Atlantic economy: Canada, 1871-1901

Antonie, Luiza, Inwood, Kris, Minns, Chris and Summerfield, Fraser (2021) Intergenerational mobility in a mid-Atlantic economy: Canada, 1871-1901. Economic History Working Papers (319). London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper uses new linked full-count census data for Canada to document intergenerational occupational mobility from 1871 to1901. We find significant differences between Canadian regions and language groups, with linguistic minorities experiencing notably lower rates of intergenerational mobility. International comparisons place Canada midway between other economies in the Americas and the most mobile European societies. Decompositions of overall mobility show that the Canadian experience shared the New World feature of high mobility from manual occupations, but also the Old World feature of greater persistence in white collar jobs.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1001 Canada (General)
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility
N - Economic History > N3 - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income, and Wealth > N31 - Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income and Wealth: U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 08:21
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021 00:29

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