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

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10.4.4 Intragenerational Income Mobility: Selected Other Evidence

The remainder of our discussion of evidence about intragenerational income mobility reviews cross-national comparative studies for a wider set of countries and selected country studies analyzing trends over time. The focus remains on household income mobility. We consider work done in the last two decades rather than earlier studies.

A natural place to begin is with the analysis of Aaberge et al. (2002) and Chen (2009) because both include mobility comparisons between the United States and with other countries. In the former case, the comparisons are with three Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) in the 1980s. In the latter case, they include Canada, Germany, ...

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