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Where is the Land of Hope and Glory? The geography of intergenerational mobility in England and Wales

Bell, Brian, Blundell, Jack and Machin, Stephen (2023) Where is the Land of Hope and Glory? The geography of intergenerational mobility in England and Wales. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 125 (1). pp. 73-106. ISSN 0347-0520

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Identification Number: 10.1111/sjoe.12511

Abstract

We present a new analysis of intergenerational mobility across three cohorts in England and Wales using linked decennial census microdata, focusing on occupation, homeownership, and education. Four main results emerge. First, area-level differences in upward occupational mobility are highly persistent over time. Second, measures of absolute and relative mobility tend to be spatially positively correlated. Third, there is a robust relationship between upward educational and upward occupational mobility. Last, there is a small negative relationship between upward homeownership mobility and upward occupational mobility, revealing that social mobility comparisons based on different outcomes can have different trends.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s)
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R3 - Production Analysis and Firm Location > R31 - Housing Supply and Markets
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2023 16:00
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2024 20:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118512

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