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In the Name of the Son (and the Daughter): Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1930

Claudia Olivetti, M. Daniele Paserman

NBER Working Paper No. 18822
Issued in February 2013

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We thank Dara Lee and Laura Salisbury for excellent research assistance; Robert Margo, Andrew Newman and Marc Rysman for many valuable comments and conversations; and participants at the NBER Cohort Studies, Development of the American Economy and Income Distribution and Macroeconomics workshops, the BU/BC Green Line Labor Meetings, the Society for Labor Economics meetings and seminar participants at Tufts University, University of Michigan, Northeastern University, NORC at the University of Chicago, the St. Louis Fed, Vanderbilt University, New York University, IIES, ECARES, LSE and Toulouse for many helpful suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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