Title: Three meanings of intergenerational mobility
Authors: Van de Gaer, D ×
Schokkaert, Erik
Martinez, M #
Issue Date: Nov-2001
Publisher: Blackwell publ ltd
Series Title: Economica vol:68 issue:272 pages:519-537
Abstract: We axiomatize three different motivations for being concerned about intergenerational mobility: mobility as a description of movement, as an indication of equality of opportunity. and as an indication of equality of life chances. These three motivations are shown to be incompatible. None of the existing measures is acceptable as an indicator of equality of opportunity or equality of life chances. We propose two new measures of intergenerational mobility which more adequately reflect these concerns.
ISSN: 0013-0427
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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