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ISER Working Paper Series 2013-23

Income mobility

Authors

Publication date

07 Nov 2013

Abstract

This paper is prepared as a chapter for the Handbook of Income Distribution, Volume 2 (edited by A. B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon, Elsevier-North Holland, forthcoming). Like the other chapters in the volume (and its predecessor), the aim is to provide comprehensive review of a particular area of research. We survey the literature on income mobility, aiming to provide an integrated discussion of mobility within- and between-generations. We review mobility concepts, descriptive devices, measurement methods, data sources, and recent empirical evidence.

Subjects

Economics and Income Dynamics

Notes

Forthcoming as chapter in Atkinson, A.B. and Bourguignon, F. (eds) 'Handbook of Income Distribution: Volume 2'. Elsevier-North Holland.

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