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A land of opportunity no more: poor intergenerational mobility in the US is a feature of both the past and present.

Olivetti, Claudia and Paserman, Daniele (2015) A land of opportunity no more: poor intergenerational mobility in the US is a feature of both the past and present. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (04 Nov 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In the past, concerns about inequality were tempered by the perception that people had a high degree of economic mobility. But how has intergenerational mobility changed in the US? In new research which uses census data on names and occupational income to examine social mobility between 1850 and 1940, Claudia Olivetti and Daniele Paserman find that intergenerational mobility was high in the 19th Century, then fell sharply between 1900 and 1920, and began to improve somewhat after that. They argue that these changes in economic mobility were influenced by regional differences in economic development and fluctuations in income and wealth inequality

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75900

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