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Handbook of Income Distribution by Francois Bourguignon, Anthony B. Atkinson

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Chapter 10

Income Mobility

Markus Jäntti*; Stephen P. Jenkins,,§    * Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, London, UK ISER, University of Essex, Colchester, UK§ IZA, Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Intragenerational mobility

Intergenerational mobility

Income mobility

Earnings mobility

JEL Classification Codes

D31

I30

10.1 Introduction

Most of the information that we have about income ...

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