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2006-09-11Buch DOI: 10.18452/3985
Reassessing Intergenerational Mobility in Germany and the United States
dc.contributor.authorVogel, Thorsten
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T23:13:46Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T23:13:46Z
dc.date.created2006-09-20
dc.date.issued2006-09-11
dc.identifier.issn1860-5664
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/4637
dc.description.abstractUsing longitudinal data on fathers and their children, this study compares the extent of intergenerational mobility in Germany and the United States and introduces an estimation strategy that corrects estimates of intergenerational earnings elasticities for a possible lifecycle bias. In contrast to previous studies, we find that the extent of intergenerational mobility is more limited in the US than in Germany. Furthermore, while the errors-in-variables problems have been dealt with extensively in the literature, the inconsistencies in standard mobility measures due to lifecycle effects have attracted much less attention. The present paper proposes an estimation method that corrects for such inconsistencies. The extent of this lifecycle bias is found to be strong in Germany but only modest in the US.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectIntergenerational mobilityeng
dc.subjectlifecycle biaseng
dc.subjectcomparison of Germany and the USeng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaft
dc.titleReassessing Intergenerational Mobility in Germany and the United States
dc.typebook
dc.subtitleThe Impact of Differences in Lifecycle Earnings Patterns
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10068323
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/3985
dc.subject.dnb17 Wirtschaft
local.edoc.container-titleSonderforschungsbereich 649: Ökonomisches Risiko
local.edoc.pages34
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
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local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume2006
local.edoc.container-issue55
local.edoc.container-year2006
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2195055-6

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