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Project Citation: 

Manduca, Robert, Hell, Maximilian, Adermon, Adrian, Blanden, Jo, Bratberg, Espen, Gielen, Anne, … Sirniö, Outi. Data and Code for: Measuring Absolute Income Mobility: Lessons from North America and Europe. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2024. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2024-02-28.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary We use linked parent-child administrative data for five countries in North America and Europe, and detailed survey data for two more, to investigate methodological challenges in the estimation of absolute income mobility. We show that the commonly used “copula and marginals” approximation methods perform well across countries in our sample, and the greatest challenges to their accuracy stem not from assumptions about relative mobility rates over time but from the use of non-representative marginal income distributions. We also provide a multi-country analysis of sensitivity to specification decisions related to age of income measurement, income concept, family structure, and price index. 
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources NWO Vidi (452-17-007); Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland (293103); European Research Council Consolidator (ERC-2013-CoG-617965); Academy of Finland Flagship Programme (345547); Harvard Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy; NORFACE Joint Research Programme on Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (724363)

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Intergenerational Mobility; Absolute mobility
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      D31 Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
      E24 Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
      J62 Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage The Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Norway, United States of America, Finland, The United Kingdom
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1/1/1940 – 12/31/2020 (The time period covered varies from country to country. The earliest data is from the 1940 birth cohort in the US, and the latest is from the 1990 birth cohort in Finland, whose incomes were measured in 2020.)
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) administrative records data; aggregate data; census/enumeration data; survey data

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